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H.A.L.T. - not just for 12 step programs

Thursday, October 10, 2013

H.A.L.T. an acronym for too hungry, too angry, too lonely, too tired, signs that you are at risk of slipping into lack of self-control. I don't why that came so strongly in mind recently. But I recognized that the larger significance was to look at the concepts behind those words.
Too hungry
Have you nurtured yourself with nutrition, including water and balanced food choices?
Too angry
Are you paying attention to how you respond to your world, to the things that "just come", beyond personal control? The response is the main part of your next steps.
Too lonely
The right companionship can put a different slant on many situations, including lifestyle change. That's why the SparkPeople community is such a powerful force for good. Share, and you'll feel the difference. Look around, and you'll see others who are on the path -- some coasting, some struggling, all wanting to make a difference -- in the affirmative.
Too tired
Even the most intense and active need a balance, and rest and variation are key.

HALT - not just for 12 step programs.
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  • TREV1964
    This is brilliantly put in a minimal format - well done.


    1622 days ago
  • INSH8P
    HALT is referred to in 12-step programs for addiction recovery. Some programs in the public community (not Spark People) include Alcoholics Anonymous; Narcotics Anonymous; AlAnon (for families); Al-a-Teen (for youth).

    Part of sustaining a lifestyle change is considering how we think about what triggers us to choose actions / food or ignore moving / relaxing when we know exactly what needs doing. Tricks like "HALT" really help to "keep things together."
    1624 days ago
    Thank you for putting into words what I innately knew but couldn't say. And I needed to hear that today. :-D
    1625 days ago
    1625 days ago
    This post is fantastic, thank you for writing it! emoticon
    1626 days ago
    I like this. Where can I get more information about it? Is it in SP?
    1626 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I was just thinking about this myself yesterday. Unfortunately I am too darn tired today but will stay the course.
    1626 days ago
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