A positive attitude can be critical to a person’s success in recovery. Taking the steps to get there may seem challenging but it is possible and worth pursuing to stay clean and sober. Focus on the following five steps to get started.
When a person enters recovery, life will bring challenges. What can help is having a buffer in community, people who are close to and valued by a person and help the individuals to function well in the world. Social relationships promote positive wellbeing and mental health for people of all ages. The following steps can help a person connect with others:
Regular physical activity can lower rates of depression and anxiety. Exercise helps slow age-related cognitive decline and promotes social interaction with certain activities. A person does not need intense exercise to be active. Try the following activities to get physical and active:
Practicing presence can directly enhance a person’s well-being and help an individual savor the moment. Presence can help a person reaffirm priorities and focus on what is important. Heightened awareness also enhances self-understanding and allows people to make positive choices based on values and motivation. Try the following to get started:
Continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and encourages an active lifestyle. People who engage in educational and learning opportunities find enhanced levels of wellbeing overall. The following ideas can help contribute to a positive learning process in recovery:
An individual who participates in giving back in recovery is more likely to remain sober and clean. The focus is on the individual in addiction but learning how to help others and serve selflessly can build a positive framework for long term recovery.
Recovery can be a positive experience filled with opportunities to experience growth. If you or a loved one are ready to quit abusing drugs, alcohol or another substance and need help, call Hired Power. We will help you get started with finding your way to health.
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