A postative outlook on getting and staying clean can change feelings and outlook on recovery all together .If you have neavtie thoughts all of the time its going to make it really hard for you to stay clean. Recoveryis a majorly postive thing and I dont think it would hurt if everyone would write a list of all of the postive things in your life clean as well as a list of the negatives of when you use post it somewhere that you can see it every day ...
It will help.
staying in the moment...or returning to the moment, is what works for me at times...especially when i'm having a bad or negative day/thoughts... I bring myself to the moment at hand, the task in front of me and think about why I am grateful...my eyesight is always number one on my list.
also, i've put notes around my house in early (crack) recovery...positive thinking notes...on the bathroom mirror it said "you are beautiful" ... simple notes...and reminder notes ... "stay in the now", "there's no place like NOW"...etc.
i'm glad to see that you are still trying James, i've read alot of your posts...you are a very special human being and you are loved, simply because you exist! You are good.
So happy for you!!!
I struggle with depression, so it is quite hopeful knowing you have found a way to be positive, James!
You give a newbie like me hope!!