loosebanana wrote:As mentioned on 'regrouping' how about a thread for The Three P's?
Do something Practical
Do something Purposeful
Do something Pleasurable
We could list what we have done, it's just three things and is an easily manageable daily thing?
Thanks, Loose Banana - great idea!
As Loose Banana puts it:
We also liked Dave/Jaxom's further clarification of what the Three P's might mean to someone:loosebanana wrote:â€¦ the three Ps - do something Practical (I did a heap of laundry!), do something Purposeful (I cycled to town to go to a support group), and do something Pleasureable (I sorted through all my photographs and learnt some new techniques, and made a nice curry!).
As active drinkers there are so many wasted(!) days where we achieve nothing. So even setting small goals for the day helps to develop some structure. And even if you don't do everything you set yourself then at least some things got done, and you can do the others tomorrow.
Anyway, that is what is helping me at the moment.
The day's not done yet, but so far, for me, I've done something ...Jaxom wrote:Practical = a chore which must or should be done but which is not necessarily pleasurable e.g ironing, grocery shopping, going to work
Puposeful = an activity which has the main purpose of developing me as a person e.g. attending an alcohol support group meeting, exercising to improve/maintain my physical health, studying to improve my knowledge or employability. Basically a 'good' thing to do and to be done whether I am in the mood for it or not
Pleasurable = something I want to do for the sheer enjoyment of it, whether it achieves anything measuable or not
Of course there are many ways in which this can be approached. I think the main thing is that we aim for three separate activities which include doing the necessary, improving ourselves and just bunking off for some 'me' time. The end result should be a day filled with worthwhile activity while including time just for ourselves to chill out and enjoy life.
Practical: finished a job for a client;
Purposeful: written a list of things I need to do tomorrow;
Pleasurable: watched a Moody Blues documentary while eating bacon and eggs.
How about you?