“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,
“I will try again tomorrow.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher
28 Day Recovery
Recovery programs for addictions like drugs and alcohol generally take 28 Days. The idea is to focus recovery efforts on an intensive 28 day period of time–a period of time that is sufficient to start to break the bonds of addiction by establishing good habits of sobriety. You don’t have to commit to changes for forever–just 28 days. Living with Momentum starts with small steps that move you in the direction that you need to be going. Living with Momentum starts with 28 Days.
What is the Momentum 28 Day plan?
It is basically a commitment to focus on building key habits and making progress towards future goals. Every 28 days, you review and re-set your objectives. You see where you have succeeded, where you could use some work and then make plans moving forward. You can do it alone or with a group of friends or join us on Facebook for additional encouragement.
What do I need?
A desire to develop yourself and work towards your goals. Download the free 28 Day planner to get going. Momentum 28 Day Planner Page. You can work on it by yourself or with your Momentum Group. Not already in a group? Check out our Getting a Momentum Group started to learn how–or contact us for more information. The Momentum Planner also has the basics of a 28 Day plan, including a key habits checklist and a project planner. Check it out here.
Why do I need it?
If you want your life to improve or be different than it is right now, you need to commit to changing for the better one day at a time. Instead of declaring that you will never do something again, or you will always do that other thing, you can say you are just doing it for 28 days.
One thing I have learned having watched the recovery of an alcoholic is just how hard making a change can be. It begins with a decision that is renewed minute after minute, hour after hour, day after day. The recovering alcoholic says to himself, “I can be sober, just for now. Just for the next hour,” and then renews that commitment again. And again. And again. Until the process becomes a habit without a thought. That habit becomes a lifestyle change and, eventually, there is success.
Every successful 28 Day plan begins with a commitment to doing the right things ‘Just for Today.” You can do anything knowing that it is only for 28 days.