Learning to love yourself for the first time can be so hard. So many people are moving throughout their daily lives with so much hatred for themselves. So many other people don’t even realize that they aren’t loving themselves. Love is a life-changing thing. In your recovery, there are going to be times where you are going to have to face your feelings about yourself. These times won’t be easy. If you never learned how to truly love yourself, you’re going to have a hard time. Pinnacle Recovery is here to help you learn how to start loving yourself.
There is never a “perfect moment.” Perfection is rare if it is a thing at all. If you’re looking for the perfect moment to stop drinking or using, you’ll never stop. Telling yourself “I’ll stop when the moment feels right” is just an excuse to keep on using. The moment will never feel right. Sobriety is hard. If you have an addiction and you are so used to using the substance that it feels foreign to go a day without it, you’ll never be able to feel the right moment to stop. Start now. Set a goal and stick to it. Make your goal measurable and within reach. You don’t have to strive for monumental changes within the first week. It’s unreasonable to think you can “just stop.” But, you’ll never be sober if you don’t start now.
Learn about self-care
When you’re just starting out on your recovery journey, it’s a good idea to research all of the different types of self-care. Some will pique your interests and some won’t — that’s okay. Not every type of self-care works for everyone. Find one thing to do each day until you find a few activities you really enjoy. Practicing self-care each and every day is an important routine to get into during your recovery.
Setting boundaries with someone you love can be difficult. However, those that love you will respect your boundaries. Boundaries can be uncomfortable sometimes. You may feel awkward setting a boundary, but it’s better to feel awkward while setting the boundary than to let the person’s actions slide without setting the boundary and then regretting it afterward. Here are three things to consider when you’re setting a boundary: I value…, so I need…, and I will honor that by…. Ask yourself to fill in these blanks to help you set a boundary.
Never stop working on yourself
Recovery and sobriety do not get days off. You must continue working on yourself when it’s hard and you’re tired and you feel like giving up. These are the times you have to dig a bit deeper and push through. Don’t stop working on yourself. You deserve to be happy, healthy, and sober.
Find out why you didn’t have self-love in the past
This can be the most difficult one. Look back and try to figure out why you didn’t have self-love in the past. You don’t want to fall back into old habits, so you have to know what to avoid doing. Practicing self-love means knowing what you’re doing different and making a conscious effort to change for the better.
Pinnacle Recovery wants to help you learn to love yourself. If you are thinking about how you can benefit from our services, reach out to us. Call now at 1-866-301-0573 for more information. We can’t wait to hear from you!