When someone is dealing with a serious mental illness or addiction, it can be challenging to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It may feel like you have been driving for miles and miles, yet there is no end in sight. Or, you may have been driving for a while and see a glimmer of light, but it doesn’t seem attainable. Whatever your experience may be, don’t give up hope. You are not your mental illness. You are not your addiction. You are not broken.
You can still live a fulfilling life with a mental illness or addiction. Your life can include hope and self-love. You can set and reach your goals. Recovery, however, does take time. You cannot expect to see immediate results when you have been dealing with your symptoms for months, maybe even years. You shouldn’t put your life on hold just because you are dealing with a mental illness or addiction. This doesn’t help your recovery. Someone with a broken leg is not able to walk while it is healing. Recovery from a mental illness or addiction is different, though. You aren’t broken. You are just bruised. That bruise will go away in due time. You can still live a fulfilling life while dealing with your struggles.
Setting goals during your recovery is a necessity. You cannot move forward when you are stuck in the past. Setting goals in recovery helps drive you forward. Without goals, you’re sitting in neutral. Goals put you into drive. You’re able to put your foot on the gas and move forward. Don’t sit in neutral. Don’t let your mental illness or addiction dictate the gear you’re in. Just like you, your gear shift isn’t broken. You have the ability to make the change. Start to set goals and move yourself forward. You deserve the good that life has to offer.
Pinnacle Recovery wants to help you move forward. We want to show you that you are not broken. Call our trained and experienced staff today to find out how we can help you. We offer addiction treatment and treatment for co-occurring disorders. Call now at 1-866-301-0573 to learn more. We can’t wait to hear from you.