Getting to Know Yourself
A beautiful benefit of recovery is that you become a new person. You also learn your likes, dislikes, passions, and goals. Recovery does not have to be mundane or repetitive. You can learn to love life and love yourself.
When you have an addiction, depending on the age you first used, you don’t really know yourself. Addiction is time consuming, but not for positive reasons. Addiction is a cycle of self harm that damages your confidence, self image, self worth, relationships, and everything else in its path. If you started using during adolescence, you may not know have a strong sense of identity because emotional growth is stunted when drugs or alcohol enter the picture.
Getting to know yourself is an important process for recovery. Developing passions and hobbies is part of getting to know yourself. Trying new things and meeting new people is another way to learn about yourself.
Creating a vision board is a great first step towards getting to know yourself. A vision board helps you narrow down your goals and passions. You can make a vision board with the following supplies:
- Poster board
- Colored pencils or markers
When you gather your supplies, go through magazines or pictures and cut out images that you think apply to you. For example, cut out a picture of a house, car, or anything else that you identify as goals. Place the pictures on the poster board. Draw or color to get more creative with your vision board. When you are putting your vision board together, think about what your future aspirations may be. If you want to take a vacation, start a new hobby, or change careers, put all of this on your vision board. When you have finished it, you will have a better idea of what you want to do in the future. You can even hang your vision board up so that you can keep track of your dreams.
Getting to know what you like and dislike is part of getting to know yourself. Start challenging yourself to pick up new hobbies, meet new people, or go on adventures. Make a list of experiences you have always wanted to try and start doing them.
Getting to know yourself is not too difficult. Set some goals, make a step by step plan, and start living life. Keep in mind that recovery is not supposed to be boring. The world is waiting for you to reach your potential and enjoy life.
You are worth recovering. Our team at Hired Power knows what the journey of recovery is like. You are not alone. For your every need in recovery, Hired Power provides a private, catered service so that you can successfully bring recovery home. Call us today for information: 714-559-3919