Find Help

Recovery Readings

Spiritual Meditations



Go Back   Bluidkiti's Alcohol and Drug Addictions Recovery Help/Support Forums > Alcohol, Drugs and Other Addictions Recovery > Alcohol, Drugs and Other Addictions Recovery

Share This Forum!  

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 02-18-2015, 10:15 AM   #1
Super Moderator
MajestyJo's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Hamilton, ON
Posts: 21,538
Default Escape Into Sleep

November 17, 2010

After we stop eating compulsively, we may be tempted to use sleep as a form of escape. Though not as detrimental as excess food, too much sleep can also make us lethargic and dull. The danger lies in allowing ourselves to escape the realities of living, rather than coping with them.

- Food For Thought

When they say, "Use people, places, and things" one of the things I used was my bed. In recovery, I had to give myself permission to go and have an afternoon nap. I had to examine my motive and intent, to see why I was going there.

Was I using my bed to hide from reality. In the past, I would pop pills so I could sleep, and if I couldn't sleep, I would take more. Gravol was the candy I used when everything else didn't work fast enough.

Stuffing and eating a lot, was a good excuse to go to my bed. Or I didn't want to feel my feelings, so I would go to bed and hide. If I shut down, shut off, I block out the positive as well as the negative emotions.

Negativity is there. It is what we do with it. For me, I try to address it, see what I can do to change it, if I can't, I turn it over to my Higher Power.

I can use books, TV, my computer, etc. all things that seem so much better than my drug of choice, and yet is all leads to the same soul sickness.

Heading to my bed, not sure it is using my bed or not, I only slept for 4 hours last night. I have been online posting for 4 hours, so they say balance in all things.

We can use many things to escape. Some things can be fun. Some things can be healthy. Some things can be unhealthy, like food and other addictive behaviours.


Love always,


I share because I care.

MajestyJo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Post New ThreadReply  


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Way of Escape bluidkiti Daily Spiritual Meditations 0 12-12-2014 06:24 AM
A Way Of Escape bluidkiti Daily Spiritual Meditations 0 08-28-2014 01:19 PM
The Great Escape bluidkiti Daily Spiritual Meditations 0 08-20-2014 12:19 PM
The Great Escape bluidkiti Daily Spiritual Meditations 0 06-04-2014 02:17 PM
A Way Of Escape bluidkiti Daily Spiritual Meditations 0 08-28-2013 02:29 PM

Click here to make a Donation

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.