I've decided to have various schedules based on what week it is. In the third week of my hormone cycle (when I tend to be PMS-y and my moods are more erratic; I also tend to have cravings including drug and junk food/chocolate cravings) I will lean heavily on a 'recovery' schedule and do lots of posts about changing bad habits and the nature of addiction. Recovery weeks take priority over all other types except for weeks I am ill, which will be bare bones.
The next on the list will be weeks that I have an upcoming SALT (Sunday Afternoon Low-Tea) to plan. I can then assign my free time toward fabulous foods and a little cleaning or decorating.
After that, I plan to list all my varied interests, and rotate through that list as the weeks allow. I may only cover each interest a few times a year, but that's alright by me.
If you are interested in following along, below is a copy of my recovery week. As you can see, I continue to work on my Spanish, add in meditation, and have at least a little exercise, which has proven to calm cravings. Because of the fibromyalgia (and related chronic fatigue) I wanted to make sure to plan in lots of nap/rest time. Remember HALT? You are more likely to relapse if you are Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired. So healthy meals, plenty of rest, meetings (even if only online as mine mostly are), and meditation are all wonderful tools of sobriety.
|1 - Chore||3 - Stretch Class||0.5 - Groom||1 - Run||0.5 - Groom||(2 MAID if appl.)||(opt) 3-4 mi. walk DCFR|
|1 - Groom||0.5 - Groom||5 - volunteer work||3 - Stretch Class||5 - volunteer work||3 - Stretch Class (makeup)|
|2 - Meal Prep||2 - Meal (1 prep/1 eat healthy)||0.5 - Spanish||0.5 - Groom||0.5 - Spanish||3 - Meal w/BFF (reward)|
|3 - TEA PARTY||0.5 - Spanish||1 - Healthy Meal||2 - Meal (1 prep/1 eat healthy)||3 - Therapy||0.5 - Groom|
|2 Nap/Rest||2 Nap/Rest||3 - Therapy||0.5 - Spanish||1 - Healthy Meal||2 Nap/Rest|
|1 Coping (SMART mtg)||1 Coping (SMART mtg)||2 Nap/Rest||2 Nap/Rest||2 Nap/Rest||0.5 - Spanish|
|0.5 - Spanish||1 - Grocery / Recipe Planning||0.5 Meditation||0.5 Coping (BlogPost)||1 - Put up Veggie Order||1 - Healthy Meal||(opt) 1 Coping (SMART mtg)|
|2.5 Coping (BlogPost / Reading)||0.5 Meditation||2 Coping (BlogPost / Reading)||1 Coping (SMART mtg)|
|1 - Chore|
|1 - Smoothie||1 - Smoothie||1 - Smoothie||1 - Smoothie||1 - Smoothie||1 - Smoothie||1 - Smoothie|
|1 - Medication||1 - Medication||1 - Medication||1 - Medication||1 - Medication||1 - Medication||1 - Medication|
|1 - Sober / No Compulsions||1 - Sober / No Compulsions||1 - Sober / No Compulsions||1 - Sober / No Compulsions||1 - Sober / No Compulsions||1 - Sober / No Compulsions||1 - Sober / No Compulsions|
|Total Pts. = 13.5||Total Pts. = 13||Total Pts. = 18||Total Pts. = 14||Total Pts. = 18||Total Pts. = 13||FREE DAY|
As I've previously stated, the next recovery week starts on Sunday, November 18th.