Something as simple as seeing and wanting to pick a few late season roses from bushes along the sidewalk , a couple sprigs of decorative berry bush or caring enough to buy a birthday card even if I did not receive one. There were periods of time that I felt way too depressed and consumed to do the simple things.
Beginning to feel ; naming emotions, this is a potent part of recovery and a journey all it’s own. Today the notion that the flight fight nervous system response felt very much like the mode of operation I found myself in during being in action as a compulsive gambler. I did a google search and there is a lot to read about the connection of addiction and flight fight. Anyway, the notion came to me because I am less and less in the flight or fight mode and beginning to feel more again. Tara