How to Make Peace With Yourself in Recovery
Friday, August 9, 2019
After completing rehab, you’ll need to find ways to take care of yourself and focus on your needs. Of all the things to work on when you are looking to preserve your newfound sobriety, restoring peace of mind should be at the top of your list. Here are some things to try if you are trying to make peace with yourself.
Rediscover Your Spirituality
An essential part of recovery requires you to look deep within yourself to discover the underlying causes of your problems with substance misuse. Regardless of what form it takes for you, a spiritual practice can help you deepen your appreciation for where you have been and what lies ahead for your future. Having a spiritual foundation can be your shelter from the storm when times are rough. Being able to center yourself through a practice like yoga or meditation can be calming for anyone navigating the sometimes turbulent waters of recovery.
Be Patient One significant obstacle facing many people in recovery is their expectation that going through a rehab program will fix all their problems. In our culture of instant gratification, it can be discouraging to realize that recovery is not an overnight cure, but a journey you will be on for the rest of your life. To make peace with yourself, you must accept the fact that healing from addiction requires patience and gratitude.
Let Go of Perfection
You are bound to make mistakes in recovery, and that’s OK. Don’t think of setbacks as failures, but as learning opportunities that help expose areas where you need to work harder. Instead of immediately blaming yourself, look for the lesson or takeaway. If you need to, talk your mistake through with your therapist or write about it in your recovery journal to help you process what you’ve learned.
Inner peace is a result of learning to love and accept yourself for who you are. Embrace all your flaws, because they have shaped you into the woman you are today. You need to focus on the positive and support yourself just as much as you would support anyone else who has been through the same struggles with addiction as you have.
- Speak as kindly to yourself as you would to anyone else you care about.
- Recognize and release negative self-talk that is holding you back.
- Realize your past does not define your future.
- Accept today as an opportunity for you to change yourself to be better tomorrow.
Finding Inner Peace Begins With Treatment
Your pathway to peace starts with finding quality treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. As someone in recovery, you can innovate solutions to move past some of your challenges on your own, but discovering peace with yourself is a lifelong journey. Health and happiness are waiting for you in treatment, if you keep your heart and mind open to the process.
If you are searching for a place to begin your drug or alcohol addiction treatment, learn more about the innovative women’s-only program we provide at Canyon Crossing, and contact us to talk with our admissions specialists.