A Guide To Being Successful In RecoveryLearn Techniques To Find The Positive Side Of Any Situation
Battling addiction can be a lifelong process, and for some, it can be difficult to find ways to be successful because they are holding on to guilt, shame, and regret. It’s important to seek counseling or therapy if you can’t get past those feelings and learn ways to create a successful path for each aspect of your life. When you feel in control of your own happiness, it’s much easier to stay strong in your resolve to live a sober life.
It’s important to create realistic goals for yourself, however, and to limit your expectations of particular events and outcomes, especially when it comes to work. It can be very difficult to bounce back from a critical review of your job performance, for instance, if you were hoping for a more positive outcome. Learning techniques on how to handle criticism–and how to find the positive side of any situation–is imperative when you’re in recovery and want to be successful.
What You’ll Learn in This Guide:
Learn How To Relax
“The best cure for the body is quiet mind”
This may sound easier said than done, but learning how to relax can significantly improve your ability to be successful in recovery. Stress and anxiety are huge contributors to substance abuse, so it’s important to find ways to remove them from your life.
Think about the things you enjoy doing most; what makes you the most relaxed? Being with your friends in a controlled setting? Getting a massage or pedicure? Resting with a good book? As long as it’s healthy, use these activities to help yourself cool down after a long day, and find more to implement.
Learn How To Turn Off – Unplug
“We do well to unplug regularly. Quiet time restores focus and composure.”
Learn A New Hobby
“Change is the end result of all true learning.”
“The ultimate purpose of life is to be of service”
Giving your time or money to a worthy cause can help boost self-esteem and will allow you to see your value in the world, so consider volunteering at a local soup kitchen, women’s shelter, or church, or start a fundraiser for the charity of your choice. Philanthropy is a great way to get social, as well, which is something many individuals in recovery have an issue with.
Learn Some Positivity
“We cannot control the wind, but we can direct the sail”