Written by Valiant Living Recovery on Monday, August 10th, 2020
Wherever you go, there you are. This philosophy means that while you may think that other things hold you back in your life—if you are not happy with who you are, you can never be completely happy. No matter if you move residences, if you change relationships, or start new jobs, your problems will follow you if you do not take control of them. In essence, if you want to be happy, you have to love yourself and where you live in your mind, which will ultimately strengthen your recovery in the process.
Drug and alcohol addiction will wreak havoc on your self-esteem. To combat the shame you feel, you have to equip yourself with positive affirmations. Whether you look at yourself in the mirror and say them aloud to yourself or make changes in your thoughts and vocabulary, accepting positivity will make you a happier person all-around.
Everything you work for becomes much more valuable, including your recovery and self-worth. The changes you make might be challenging, but all the effort will be worth the reward. Having a new outlook on life will be a fantastic turn of events that will create inner joy for all to see.
The support you will need is not necessarily monetarily, but support from wonderful people. Having others in your life who will unconditionally love you, even beyond your family, is a blessing. You have already spent enough time in the prison of your addiction. Now you need to live and let live in recovery with people who will support you on your path. You can meet new friends in your recovery while also having old friends to come together to encourage you to keep going in the right direction.
To love where you live is not about location. You are trying to adapt to a life of recovery that exudes positivity and gratitude. Of course, there will be times when life will get you down, but if you do the work, you can flip your attitude to one of gratitude. Becoming gratefully comfortable in your skin will help you stay sober and become a healthier version of yourself.
If you, or someone you know, are suffering from drugs and alcohol, Valiant Living wants to give you the solution to get and stay sober. Through evidence-based therapy options and the endless adventure of Colorado, Valiant fosters connection, encouraging clients to get connected to themselves, their peers, their families, and their higher power. With the power of recovery, clients are restored to full health and experience life-changing healing. Call us today to get started at (303) 536-5463