Match the numbers of your destructive behaviours above and tick the risks that apply. The “Other” option is for risks you may recognise that are not listed in the other options.
You may notice other behaviours that are not necessarily destructive by themselves but serve your addiction. It is vital to be aware of the obsessions, rituals, and triggers that have led to acting out. Look for behaviours that you are not sure belong on your bottom-lines or that have minor consequences. These are warning signs that you are in danger of acting out. Here are some examples of accessory behaviours. Mark the ones that have applied in your life.
Bottom-line behaviours are “generally, self-defined activities which we refrain from in order to experience our physical, mental, emotional, sexual, and spiritual wholeness.”A “bottom-line” is derived from a pattern—not necessarily any one specific activity. Additionally, a bottom-line needs to be clear enough so that it is obvious when it is crossed. If you’re struggling with finding a pattern, set a specific bottom-line anyway. It will get you started.For example, here are some possible bottom-lines:
Many member of the fellowship find it helpful to list behaviours that have a positive, personal element — behaviours that fulfil, nurture, bring healthy pleasure, growth and improve quality of life. Committing to do them can fill the time that we used to spend acting out and can help us grow along spiritual lines.Some examples: