Taking a Step Toward Recovery & Wellness in 2022
Drawing inspiration from the start of the New Year, what better time than now to commit to making positive lifestyle changes to support your sobriety? The experts at The Good Life Treatment Center are here to share some tips to help you move toward a life of recovery and wellness in 2022 and beyond.
When working toward a sober lifestyle, practicing gratitude is an essential part of recovery. Expressing gratitude and thankfulness can help to ground you when you feel overwhelmed emotionally. Whether you decide to express your gratitude to the people around you or keep a gratitude journal, some of the many benefits of expressing what you are thankful for on a regular basis include:
- Improved mood regulation.
- Decreased distressing emotions.
- Heightened sense of morality.
- Increases feelings of optimism.
- Supports healthy relationships.
Strengthen Relationships With Loved Ones
When struggling with substance abuse, the person struggling with addiction isn’t the only person being affected. There is often fallout that affects loved ones as well. Unfortunately, this can cause rifts in these important relationships.
When embarking on a path toward recovery and wellness, rebuilding these relationships can help to keep you on the path toward sobriety. By prioritizing spending time with the people you love and care about, they can help to support your choice to be sober while holding you accountable as well.
Set Personal Goals
With recovery and wellness being the overarching goal during recovery, it is important to set smaller goals that will help you to work toward it. A simple way to do this is to set simple, measurable, and attainable goals that can help to keep you on track toward achieving the life you want.
Some examples of common goals people set while in recovery include:
- Seeking higher education.
- Learning an instrument.
- Painting, drawing, and making art.
- Building financial stability.
- Focusing on their career path.
- Rebuilding exciting relationships.
- Developing new relationships.
- Leading an active lifestyle.
Finding new hobbies.
Hold Yourself Accountable
Accountability also plays an integral role in the recovery process. Not only does this help you to stay on track for your goal of leading a sober lifestyle, it also helps you to acknowledge that your actions have consequences.
Some simple ways to keep yourself accountable include:
- Appoint an accountability partner.
- Write down your goals.
- Join a support group.
- Keep track of your progress.
- Agree to routine and random drug testing.
Be Patient With Yourself
When making the decision to lead a sober lifestyle, it can be difficult at times. In fact, it’s not all that uncommon for people to even relapse during the recovery process. However, it is important to be patient with yourself regardless of where you are in your journey. Take the time to acknowledge your efforts and acknowledge how far you’ve come and look toward how much you can achieve if you continue on the path toward recovery and wellness.
If you need additional support when it comes to maintaining your sobriety, looking into professional treatment programs may be right for you. It is important to keep in mind that you do not have to commit to getting treatment when looking into the options available to you.
Seeking Help at The Good Life Treatment Center
At The Good Life Treatment Center, we’re a different kind of treatment center—we believe in the treatment and recovery of the body, mind, and spirit. We’re committed to working with you to help remove the burdens of shame and guilt that addiction so often brings. We think there’s a better, freer way to live life.
To learn more about The Good Life Treatment Center, (561) 250-8552 today!