I’m calling this road trip “The Decision Tour” because decisions are what create the quality of our lives. Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot about how our thoughts create our reality so we better think good ones. But there is more to it than that. We can think all of the good thoughts we want, but if we don’t make a decision to act on them, to live our truth and get what we really want, those thoughts won’t do us much good. me. Our lives are created by the unconscious and conscious decisions we make, day in and day out. It’s important that we make good decisions, even in benzo withdrawal, maybe even especially in benzo withdrawal!
I know, you’re thinking,”Make a good decision? Hell, I can’t think straight! I’m riddled with fear and paranoia. How can I make good decisions with a broken brain?” You’ve got a point there, for sure. I’m not going to try to convince you that making sound decisions in benzo withdrawal is easy. It’s not. But, it is doable. It just takes some effort. We can make the decision to eat healthy one ingredient foods. We can decide to get gentle exercise. We can decide to limit our stress as much as possible. We can decide to lean into a mounting panic attack instead of being bowled over by it. There are countless decisions we can make in benzo withdrawal that will not only help us cope with withdrawal symptoms, but will help us move forward as we heal.
One of the first decisions we can make is to believe that our bizarre symptoms are indeed from benzo withdrawal. From there, we can decide how we want to cope with them. (Acceptance is a big step in the right direction.) I’ll be blogging about the power of decisions as I travel. I don’t have a set itinerary, other than I am leaving Monday, March 27th, and I am staying in Bakersfield, California the first and second night. After that, it will be interesting to see where my decisions take me! Anyone on the route from San Francisco to Bakersfield that wants to connect? Give me a shout.
What decisions can you make today that will help you cope with your benzo withdrawal symptoms, or help you to believe in yourself more? Think good thoughts; make good decisions!