I've been down this road before.
It's all about acceptance. Acceptance is the key. If I accept myself and my own experience, knowledge and wisdom, I don't need to argue the toss with someone who I don't agree with.
"Recovery never gets any easier, you just get stronger."
When I feel tired I tend to use food to perk me up. What's been interesting today is that I've not wanted to eat carbs and have veered towards a more keto style diet. I've just accepted this is how I am and done the best that I can.
Developing the perspective of the observer, rather than getting dragged into a mental argument with myself, has been key in finding and maintaining "the gap". The gap is that space between EGO and CONSCiOUSNESS.
Fighting depression is insanity, because ultimately I am only ever fighting myself. I lost over and over again, until I learnt to surrender. When I stop fighting I can begin healing and that starts and ends with COMPASSiON.
Broadly speaking, I find that there are two types of people. Those in recovery and those who have yet to find it.
Outer circle behaviours are a really important part of the recovery process, as they help fill the gap that is created, as we learn to let go of our old, addictive tendencies. It's still a challenge though, as we are susceptible to using these new healthy behaviours in an obsessive and compulsive manner.
I am grateful for all that I am and all that I have.
Tradition 1: Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon SAA unity.