Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Making Spirituality Part of Your Day

Do you have a sense of spiritual emptiness? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, this is common for many women in addiction recovery. But spirituality – even if you’re not religious – can play a positive role in your recovery. 
What Is Spirituality?
There’s no one definition of spirituality. It can be about believing in something bigger than ourselves and connecting to the world around us. It can be about finding creativity and wisdom in your life. It can be about self-actualization and striving to become a better person. It can be about finding a higher guiding path. 

However you define it, it has many benefits, including:
  • Less anxiety
  • Fewer cravings
  • More optimistic and hopefulness 
  • Better relationships
  • Higher self-esteem
  • Greater ability to cope with stress
3 Ways to Be More Spiritual
A few simple steps can help you make spirituality part of your every day. 

Turn off the chatter. Find a few minutes each day to be alone with your thoughts – without your smartphone. This quiet time (whether you sit still or meditate) will help you reflect on your internal values, or who you are and who you’d like to become. You can even take this a step further and journal your thoughts during this time.

Connect to nature. Spend some time outdoors and really pay attention to your surroundings – the colors, smells, sounds, and sensations. 

Choose a mantra. And be sure to pick a word or phrase that you truly believe and that will empower and inspire you each time you repeat it. 

Healing Your Spirit at Rising Roads
Recovery is more than just being physically sober; it’s about learning to nurture your mind, body, and spirit. To discover more about our drug and alcohol rehab for women, call today: 866-746-1558. 

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