Your relapse prevention plan is part of a larger plan for your life. With a life plan you cannot fail by making a single mistake. You can only fail by not correcting your mistakes and getting back on your life course. Recognize a mistake, learn from it, and keep moving forward toward your life goals.
It isn’t a plan if it’s not written. An unwritten plan is difficult to follow and unlikely to be successful. A few fleeting thoughts are not sufficient to keep you on track. Written life goals are essential to creating the path you want to walk. Clear life goals are based on the vision you have for your life. It takes courage to sit down and thoughtfully consider what you really want out of your life. A one year plan is a good start. In your head and heart, you know you need a written life plan.