How Can I Practice Confidence?

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How Can I Practice Confidence?

Being confident is an important task for everyone. Mastering confidence may seem like a huge task you will never be able to overcome. This can translate over to your recovery. Without confidence, you may feel like you are unworthy of receiving help and recovering. You may question why you deserve help when others may have it worse than you. The truth is, addiction is not a contest. No one wants to “win” at addiction. No one wants to have it worse. If you think you need help, you deserve help. It’s as simple as that. Pinnacle Recovery wants to help you become confident in your recovery. Here are some tips to build your confidence.

Positivity

Positivity can be a hard thing to practice when you are dealing with a substance use disorder or another mental health issue. You can’t have confidence without positivity. Don’t let this scare you, however. Positivity takes practice. You aren’t going to get it on the first try, so don’t give up. Positivity is needed in your abilities, yourself, and the world around you. One way you can practice positivity is to meditate. Try to sit silently and notice your thoughts. Taking note of what your thinking is a step toward changing the negative thoughts into positive ones. Many people with substance use disorders and mental illnesses have thought spirals. They are unable to put an end to the negative thought, so the thought snowballs until it is out of control. Today, try to notice what you are thinking. If your thoughts are more negative than positive, try to refocus your thoughts toward positivity. 

Reduce judgments

  about ourselves stem from negativity. Once you work on transforming your negativity into positivity, you can work on your judgements. We aren’t just talking about judging other people. As humans, we often judge ourselves. Our perception of ourselves is often a negative one. One way you can practice reducing your judgments is to focus on your perception. When you are having a judgment thought, try to reframe it into a positive thought. Instead of judging, allow yourself to accept what is around you and within you. Today, practice being nonjudgmental. 

Set goals

If you are in recovery, you must be setting goals. Individuals with substance use disorders are unable to move forward unless they have a goal. If you are just starting out in recovery, your goal may be to go one day at a time without drinking or using. This is a feasible goal. If you are further along in your recovery journey, you may look ahead a week or a month. Substance use disorders are hard to overcome. Today, set goals and work toward accomplishing them. The more goals you complete, this will breed confidence. 

Physicality and spirituality

The next step toward confidence is taking care of your body and mind. Making sure you exercise and eat right is one way you will be able to have confidence in succeeding. Practice taking care of your body. This will also help to keep you looking good. Confidence exudes from our pores. If we look good, we feel good. Spirituality is also key to confidence. We must have a sense of inner peace in order to be confident. Finding role models who are confident is also an important step toward our own confidence. Today, practice focusing on your body and mind. Confidence works from the inside, out. 

Pinnacle Recovery wants to help you build confidence in your recovery. Call now to see what programs we offer would be a good fit for you. We can be reached at 1-866-301-0573. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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