An Awareness Plan for Codependents

Action I must take to keep my self-respect.

Wisdom to know when things are out of my control.

Alert myself to the role I play in the family drama.

Remind myself to think, not react to the addict’s behaviors.

Envision how I should behave, and follow through.

Nagging others with threats never works. It’s time to speak kindly to myself.

Enlighten my future with positive affirmations.

Share how codependent behavior restricts everyone’s freedom, including my own.

Set plans in place to change the things I can and pray for courage to carry them out.

Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change. Stephen Covey