Friday, July 7, 2017

How Making Peace With Yourself Helps Your Recovery

Simply put: The more at peace you are with yourself, the easier it will be to navigate recovery. Inner peace will help you stay emotionally balanced and give you greater confidence in your ability to get (and stay) sober. It will also help you create harmony with yourself and the world around you. 

This isn’t to say that learning to be at peace with yourself is easy – nor will it happen overnight. Forgiving yourself for past choices and embracing who you are and how far you’ve come takes time and effort. These steps will help you get started. 

Find moments of silence. This means no smart phones, no laptops, no television – just you and your thoughts. Whether you choose to sit still in your bedroom or go for a nature walk, the goal is to use this quiet time to reflect on who you are and what you’d liked to achieve for true happiness. 

Make room for meditation. Meditation can help you generate inner peace by teaching you to notice your thoughts and accept them without passing judgment. It can also help you to release emotional tension so you can center yourself and find peace. 

Release regret. Holding on to your past mistakes is not healthy for your inner peace or long-term sobriety. Do your best to encourage and forgive yourself. For example, tell yourself things like, “I’m taking steps to change,” or “I made mistakes but I can also make amends.” 

Keep a journal. A great way to get back to who you really are is to write down and reflect on your feelings. Journaling is a safe and sacred way to engage in dialogue with just you and your spirit. For many, the act of writing itself is meditative and can help you feel calm and at peace.

A Sanctuary to Find Inner Peace
At Rising Roads, we have crafted an environment that will make each woman feel great about her surroundings, which will help her feel great about herself. To learn more about our programs and facility, call today: 866-746-1558.

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