Recovery feels like a great experience once you get into the zone. Once you have had some time sober and clean, you realize how much you are excited about life again and looking forward to building new goals aside from finding drugs. It is easy to feel lost in the midst of all the changes. Now is a good tie to get back in touch with yourself and rebuild your life.
Awareness comes from getting out of the addiction fog. The longer you indulge in this behavior, the more this habit has of becoming like a default setting. Automatically, you become engaged in addiction without thinking about it. Commitment to staying present and aware of your feelings will help you build yourself up again as a person who notices and chooses healthy behavior.
Getting back in touch with yourself starts with interests. Part of healing addiction is about rewiring the brain to behave in new ways. The success of this process comes from repetition. Deflect your addictive behavior by engaging in more healthy behavior, the more your brain learns new ways to respond to old urges and feelings. The more engaged you are in what you’re doing, the more your attention shifts and the brain develops new neural pathways for this skill.
Being open means being willing to see options and alternatives. It means filling the space of addiction with taking new chances, making discoveries, and exploring the unknown with a sense of anticipation and curiosity. It is natural to feel unmoored and lost at many points during addiction recovery. If you are going to make important changes you have to feel the importance of them. Learning how to fill the void addiction leaves behind is a natural part of healing.
Finally getting in touch with yourself in sobriety takes time. It is not going to happen overnight. You have to take intentional steps forward that focus on creating space for you to grow and become more like yourself. The self you have always wanted and deserved to be yet never had the chance because of addiction. If you are going to recover and heal, you must be willing to look at your life as it is now and ask yourself how you can grow and become more in tune with yourself here and now. From there, the journey of recovery can keep moving forward and create a pathway for long-term success in recovery.
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