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Life Skills 103: How to Set Goals in Recovery

Life Skills 103: How to Set Goals in Recovery

Jun 8, 2018 | 12 Step Meeting, Recovery

Once you get sober, there will be a defining moment in your recovery where you will need to decide what is next on your agenda. Figuring out how you can incorporate your recovery into all aspects of your life including your employment, school, relationships, and into your daily existence is crucial. There are short-term goals and long-term goals that you will need to make to keep you on track with your sobriety and give you a sensible vision of how you want your life to be.

Write it out

Think about what it is that you want to achieve now or later and put pen to paper. By analyzing what your goals are, you can decide if your goals are significant and feasible. Some goals may appear to only be pipedreams that are still in the thought process and may have to be revisited later, but at least you get a grasp on the actuality of what these goals entail.

Be realistic

If your goal is flying to the moon, you can absolutely make that happen IF you have the education, the money for the education, the means to get the education, can pass a criminal background, pass mental testing, and so forth. You must look at the prospect of what you are doing and see if you are able to actually follow through with your goals.

Set a timeframe

If you have a goal with a time in place to strive for, the chances of acquiring your goals gets better. By having an end in place of when you are wanting to attain your goal, your brain can better focus at the task at hand. Without a temporal length, the humanistic characteristic of procrastination can keep you from what you know you should be doing.

Have accountability

Share your goals with someone that you trust and that is open-minded. Find out what they honestly think and if they think it is obtainable, go for it. Once you tell someone what your intentions are, your goals become a legitimate plan of action that you should share with others. By letting others in, you allow them to keep you accountable by feeling like they are inadvertently part of your objective.

Reaching the goal is not the most important aspect, although it feels really good when you achieve what you set out to do. Going for your goal is actually the most intriguing part of the process. The journey that you are on initiates what makes you the person that you will become when you are trying to reach for your goals.

Serenity Oaks Wellness Center is a extensive 5-week treatment program that can help someone that is struggling with drugs and alcohol learn how to remain sober. Our well-trained staff can show how to reach your goals in recovery through our holistic therapy and 12-Step aspects.

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