Recovery from an addiction is a wonderful time for self-reflection to see where you can make necessary changes to keep moving forward. To move onward in recovery means that you are taking a chance in “going further rather than coming to end or halt”. Life will take you in all directions emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Figuring out how to respond to the positive and negative circumstances that occur, can make or break your sobriety.
Check your motives
Considering what makes you tick can be a real eye-opener. Your motives may need to be altered to fit your new lifestyle in sobriety. Doing the things for the right reasons and for the better good of everyone that is involved, and not just yourself, is living in a capacity that is completely fitting for recovery. See where you can be of service to others on the daily to see vast improvements occur in your life.
Put the past behind you
Moving forward means leaving your former life behind. There are things that you will need to work through that can liberate you from the past. You do not have to forget your past, only let go of the pain that is associated with it.
Figure out what is holding you back
Get plugged into a 12-Step Program. The 12 Steps when worked in the correct manner can really pull out some of the emotional baggage that your addiction exacerbated during its reign. Not only will you stay sober, but you will be free of so many of the things that were holding you back.
Get the help you need
Addiction may create other problems that you probably did not have before your addiction came into full swing. Make use of the doctors and healers that are readily available to you. The best thing you can do for yourself is to remove your physical, mental, or spiritual pain with the different methods of help that is provided. Medical, cognitive therapy, and holistic methods are just some of the ways you can really improve your quality life in recovery.
Magnify your spiritual life
When people think of a spiritual life, they typically go straight to religion. Having a spiritual life is not necessarily about going to church, but rather finding something to connect to within your soul. Finding the beauty in a Higher Power, nature, music, hobbies, being of service, or even church, can broaden your spirituality.
Do what you can on your part to become the best you can be. Using the tools that can help you move onward in recovery will let you experience life in a renewed fashion.
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, Serenity Oaks Wellness Center can help you to move onward in your sobriety. Our compassionate staff can show you how to adorn your soul in recovery.
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