We say “changed attitudes can aid recovery”. But how do we change our attitudes? How does it help? Spencer and Rachel talk about changed attitudes.
- a settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person's behavior.
- the orientation of an aircraft or spacecraft, relative to the direction of travel.
We used these questions to guide our discussion:
- What is “attitude” anyway?
- Do I generally have a negative attitude or a positive attitude?
- Can you make deliberate changes in attitude?
- One definition: “Angle of approach”
- If you use this definition, how does this change your answer?
- Can you change your attitude by looking at your situation / events / other people from a different point of view?
- Have you changed your attitudes since coming to the program?
- How does a change in attitude help me to accept powerlessness?
- To help me see what I *can* change?
- To stop “taking it personally”?
- What tools have helped you change attitude?
- Other people’s experience, strength and hope?
- From meetings
- “open” talks
- Higher power, prayer, meditation
- How have changes in attitude helped you
- In relationships?
- At work?
- Dealing with the addict/alcoholic(s) in your live?
Our topic for next week is Tradition 3, which states “The relatives of alcoholics, when gathered together for mutual aid, may call themselves an Al-Anon Family Group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.” Please call us at 734-707-8795 or email email@example.com with your questions or experience, strength and hope. Or just leave a comment right here.
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