Getting clean and sober may be the greatest challenge of your life. Following these 3 tips can lessen your struggles and can also accelerate your healing.
Work on Your Mindset Diligently
Cure addiction from the inside out to heal yourself. You will experience cravings and suffering as you rid your body of its addiction to drugs but working on your inner world eases your pain. Too many people try to cure themselves from the outside in. Grabbing at solutions outside of yourself prolongs your suffering.
Although it’s okay sometimes to divert yourself from feelings of withdrawal, learning how to face, embrace and release these emotions liberates you. Once you’ve decided to let go your demons you’re no longer haunted by these fears.
Meditate daily for at least 10 minutes. Practice observing your deepest feelings. Meditation shows that your feelings come and go no matter how powerful the feelings may be. Impermanence reigns supreme.
Read personal development books and listen to self help audio to motivate yourself during weak periods. If you’re human you’re bound to be tempted to fall back into using. Working on your mindset makes your journey a bit easier since you’ll be less likely to give into your temporary cravings.
Associate Only with Positive People
Delete all negative people from your life. Don’t tolerate anybody who doesn’t lift you up each time they see you. Whether you need to release friends or family make a full commitment to letting go all people in your life who feel like energy anchors.
Your journey will be difficult enough as it is. During weak moments or even when you’re feeling up you may feel like taking a hit or falling back into using patterns. Being surrounded by negative, weak people will make your times of trial more difficult because these folks will lead you in a low energy direction.
If you’re serious about getting better you need to take out of the trash. They need to deal with their own problems. It’s not your responsibility to address their issues for them. Focus instead on surrounding yourself with inspired, positive people to build a supportive network of friends who you can depend on.
Forgiving yourself and others is one easy way to accelerate your recovery. Many former addicts are riddled by guilt for what they did in the past. If you wrecked relationships or lost your job it may feel overwhelming to dwell on what could have been.
Forgive yourself. You’re a human being who made a mistake, or a series of mistakes. Move your attention and energy toward healing yourself. With time patience and compassion you can get better and leave your addiction behind you permanently.
Commit to forgiving yourself and people around you. Patiently forgive people who may appear to have enabled you. You chose to use. Own your past and present to clean up your act and to accelerate your healing.
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