One of the staples of recovery is acceptance. By using acceptance is your life, you can stop disputing everyone and everything as way of self-care. Instead of fighting what is out of your control, put your fight into letting your addiction know that it will no longer win. Allowing yourself to really use your past experiences to change and help others, shows that you are trying to be in acceptance of what is going on around you in your recovery.
Go to a Meeting
Acceptance is a common topic at discussion at 12-Step meetings. Whether you are struggling to admit that you are an addict or an alcoholic, or puzzled why things are not going your way, hearing other people share how they accepted and surrendered in recovery can help you follow suit.
To get into acceptance, you must humble yourself to be rigorously honest about everything in your recovery. This is most certainly a process, but if you are truthful about your circumstances, you will continue to learn to be in acceptance as situations arise.
Say the Serenity Prayer
Chant the Serenity Prayer as many times as you need to. Anyone that wants to have a chance at acceptance can gain it by simply believing in the affirmation that this prayer has to offer.
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”
Ask yourself a fundamental question
“Do I want to be right, or do I want to be free?” There may be times that you really want to change or protest what is going on. Look at the issue and figure out what really needs to be done and sometimes the answer might be nothing. By accepting the reality of what your role is, you can be free of the drama and take it easy.
Heal from your mistakes
The best way to learn what not to do is to make mistakes. Through sheer humility, acceptance will present itself along with the solution of how not to make the same mistakes again. This healing process will let you appreciate and accept your mistakes as human nature instead of failure.
Acceptance has been said to be the answer to all of life’s problems. Making some necessary changes in your life, can lead you down a beautiful path of recovery where acceptance flows in abundance.
If you or someone you know is struggling with drugs or alcohol, Serenity Oaks Wellness Center can help you to achieve sobriety. Our well-trained medical and clinical staff can show you how to implement acceptance into your recovery.
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