Step 11 and my to-do list
Since joining PA, I've resumed the habit of keeping a to-do list. Like Jo, I find this helps relieve stress that I'll forget something. It is pretty long, and stuff gets added daily. But if I practice Step 11 as described in Alcoholics Anonymous, the list is actually becoming more manageable. I'm sorry I don't know how to hyperlink this url: http://www.aa.org/bigbookonline/ Select the pdf of Chapter 6, and go to pgs 86-87.
I fall asleep during the evening review. But when I do the morning formula with my to-do list in hand, I get pretty clear "inspiration, intuitive thoughts and decisions" about what to do TODAY. Even though at the time, it rarely seems like "enough," and even though I may get crisis-ey interruptions that trash the daily plan, this method is somehow chipping away at my list. Most of all I get freedom - for at least this day - from the anxiety that is such a grinding and painful part of this compulsion.