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Freedom's Wings posted a topic in Tell your storyGREETINGS EVERYONE, THANKS FOR STOPPING BY... I'VE CREATED THIS TOPIC TO HELP US ALL IN FINDING SOME DIRECTION IN RECLAIMING OUR LIVES. SOooo....WITH THAT SAID.... "THE iPLEDGE CHALLENGE" is a feat I've been thinking through for a while now. Itâ€™s designed to assist each of us recovering addicts at any stage we may be in to slowly but steadily move unto our proper and rightful paths in life. The goal here is just as simple as the 30 and 60 day challenges aim, to bring a bit of mindfulness and deliberateness into our day-to- day lives as we reconfigure the answer to those nagging, "who am I" and "what's my true calling" post-adderall questions. While on Adderall our brains went on auto-pilot, coming into who we are truly meant to be now will take a bit of daily reconditioning. Thus, here are the iPledge guidelines: For simplicity, Iâ€™ve broken the rules into three sections: 1.) First, ask yourself these 3 important questions and answer it on this forum: a. What three words best describe my pre adderall persona? b. What three words best describe my persona post-adderall? c. What three words would you like to describe your current persona? For example I will use my own stats: a. PRE-ADDY: Funny, loving, smart b. POST ADDY: Anxious, boring (at times), driven c. IDEAL PERSONA: Accomplished, loving, happy 2.) Ask yourself what you can do starting right now to begin guiding yourself towards the long term goals expressed in question c. on number 1 (THE IDEAL PERSONA) and list them on this forum. Again I will use my own life as an example: a. To feel more joyous I will begin reading positive books, affirmations, quotes daily and try to memorize at least one I can use day-to-day as a mantra. b. To feel accomplished I will begin taking steps to enroll in school to finish my business degree. c. To feel happier I will practice taking out time for myself daily even if it is just a few minutes to meditate and realign my chakras. **3.) Ok, 1 and 2 were the hard parts. But if youâ€™ve gotten them out the way and have made it this far then number 3 is the Action/mindfulness and most important part of the challenge. Just as with the 30 and 60 day challenge logging in/posting consistently is most helpful in this feat; still posting a few times weekly or at the end of the week to confirm or note otherwise will also serve this purpose. To complete task #3 participants must take into account their goals from question # 2 and write AT LEAST three things they will actively do throughout the week as a short term goal of the longer task. Number 1 and 2 are just pre-requisites and are only done once unless you decide to change your aims; NUMBER 3 IS THE CULMINATION OF THE ENTIRE CHALLENGE, THUS IT MUST BE DONE WITH CONSISTENCY TO BE MOST EFFECTIVE. WEEKLY OR WEEKENDS, WHICH EVER IS MOST CONVENIENT FOR YOUR LIFESTYLE, LOG IN AND POST WHAT YOUR GOAL FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK WILL BE. MAKE SURE TO DATE IT, FOR EXAMPLE 12/17/13-12/23/13, AND AT THE END OF THE WEEK RE-POST IF YOU HAVE MET YOUR AIM FOR THAT WEEK AND/OR NOTE ANY STRUGGLES YOU MAY HAVE HAD DURING THIS TIME. THIS CHALLENGE IS DESIGNED TO BRING US CLOSER AS A COMMUNITY, TO OUR TRUE SELVES, AND ULTIMATELY TO THE WORLD IN WHICH WE LIVE OUR DAILY LIVES. ALL ARE WELCOME, SOoo WONâ€™T YOU JOIN ME?? As an example for number 3, once again I will use my own life as art: Itâ€™s really simple and this is the only part that is continuously done. EX: Pledges I will accomplish during the week of 12/15 â€“ 12/ 21 are; 575]1. I will Exercise 3 times for at least 20 minutes each. 575]2. I will send out 3 Resumes. 575]3. I will read 1 chapter of a new novel Iâ€™m reading. Now, at the end of the week I will re-post as to whether Iâ€™ve completed these three tasks. Do this step over and over and over weekly and thatâ€™s all. I love my little Quitting Addy family. Together Lets make this challenge a success as we support one another and make our dreams come true! Be Well!
Getting rid of the world I built on adderall does not come easy. Each day is a struggle. Still I know my worth and the value of that worth, which is why I will continue to fight on until this battle is won! From the makers of "The 30 Day Challenge, " lol.. I present to you, "The 60 Day Challenge!!" This idea is the brainchild of myself and a good friend who goes by the name of Lunax on this Site. The format is simple, as it is merely a continuation of "The 30 Day Challenge!!" The 60 day challenge is designed just as the 30 day to keep those taking it mindful and accountable, while feeling supported, on a daily basis, along the road to recovery. This challenge does not take away from the 30 day, instead it makes room for more people to join the fitting "category," while we continue to check in with and support each other. If this in any shape or form resonates with you, do not be shy, feel free to create your own version of this same challenge or won't you join us right here in taking "THE 60 DAY CHALLENGE!" Here are the easy to follow guidelines: -Daily (preferably) log into this site, this forum, and simply "CONFIRM" or "DeNY" your ability to abstain from adderall for that day. Ex: Day 39: Confirmed! See..Easy as pie. Lol. Well for now I will leave you this, "What matters most is not how many times you fall, but how many times you get back up! " Also, for those entering this second leg of the journey, you may have begun to develop a few new "healthy habits," feel free to list those here, eg., diet, supplement tips, or maybe a new workout plan. Til next time, If not good, may you be Well!