I recently revealed a survey from my Life Recovery Groups that found that the old anacronym H.A.L.T. was really not relevant. While most of the guys are triggered by anger, loneliness, and tiredness, no one said hunger was really a problem. And the groups agreed that two other triggers should be added to the list: stress and boredom.
Since posting that article a few months ago, several readers have suggested the same thing – a new acronym. So here it is . . .
We tend to act out when triggered by Boredom, Loneliness, Anger, Stress, or Tiredness.
I bet you can remember that – B.L.A.S.T. Perhaps this will be a useful tool for you as you review your triggers from time to time.
Recovery Step: Memorize “B.L.A.S.T.” And when you are triggered by Boredom, Loneliness, Anger, Stress, or Tiredness, remember this verse: “The Lord is my deliverer” (Psalm 18:2).