7 Ways to Appreciate Your Recovery

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7 Ways to Appreciate Your Recovery

There will come a day when you stop floating on your pink cloud and realize that life can be difficult in recovery. Learning to live life on life’s terms can be intolerable and why you probably drank and used in the first place. Instead of going back out there in your addiction, understand that you can get through these things while sober. Instead of taking your sobriety for granted, you can discover 7 ways to appreciate your recovery.

Fully comprehend what powerless means.

Your lowest lows, your incomprehensible demoralization, and your darkest moments during your substance abuse can help you to admit your powerlessness. Taking account of the things that you did while you were loaded as a gauge to what you would never do sober is a start into deciding that your life has become unmanageable.

Write a daily gratitude list.

By putting onto paper what you are truly thankful for can manifest gratitude that you have never had before. There is always something to be grateful for.

Thank your Higher Power for the small things.

Normally you may only use your Higher Power when things go awry, and you need something fixed. Try simple prayers of thankfulness throughout the day to recognize you saw your Higher Power showing off.

Identity the best part of your day.

Sometimes it is easier to complain than it is to see the beauty in each day. By taking the time to value one good thing that happened to you every day, you will up your attitude with gratitude.

Take challenges at face value.

No one likes to go through adverse situations, but almost all things that you can walk through sober will give the strength that you never thought you could muster. Use your newfound courage to your advantage going forward and you will be amazed at what you can actually do.

Choose to be present.

Living in the now keeps you from worrying about the future and reliving the past. Being more aware with where your feet are will give you a whole new perception of how grand life can really be without drugs or alcohol.

Never go to bed resentful.

Going to bed angry could keep you from getting the rest that you need to get. Try doing a nightly review of your day by writing out an inventory of your daily liability and assets. This exercise is instrumental in releasing the negativity that you are holding onto while patting yourself on the back for the good things that you are responsible for doing.

Getting busy in your recovery with simple yet effective activities can be instrumental in long term sobriety. Appreciation for your recovery will help keep you in check with why you got sober in the first place.

If you or someone you know is in the depths of drug or alcohol addiction, The Kimberly Center is ready to assist you in a new way of living. By learning who you are without drugs and alcohol in your system, you can see how full life can be in your recovery.

Call us today to begin: 855-4-KCENTER (855-452-3683)

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