Looking in a mirror may have become something that you are unable to do any longer. Peering into your dead eyes from being constantly under the influence while viewing yourself so unrecognizable is probably painful. Knowing what you are doing to yourself and not being able to stop the insanity will chip away your self-esteem and self-worth to nonexistent. During this process, you have started to loathe yourself something fierce and while this is going on, you are trying to stay sober with no avail which makes you despise yourself even more.
The addiction and consistent relapse is not a winning combination to grow your confidence. In fact, the reality is that with every continual drink or hit, and every broken promise to yourself to quit, the more difficult it is to see the light at the end of the tunnel. If this sounds like you, finding a way to stay sober and finding a fondness for yourself can be your new reality with a few changes.
Identify a starting point
Committing to treatment, going to a meeting, or even consulting with a therapist about your options can be the turning point for you into your recovery. The statistics are very low for you to be able to conquer your addiction on your own. Allowing for help to find a different way to live can give a better chance at the success you are hoping for.
Get to work
No one said that recovery would be easy, but most people will agree that looking inside yourself with therapy and step work is the key to understanding yourself a little better. You may not even know what your interests beyond drinking and using are or know what activities will light a fire in your soul. Getting to know yourself and doing things that are beneficial for your recovery are ways that can make you understand that sobriety will work for your self-esteem.
Believe in yourself
Get rid of the negative self-talk by replacing it with positive affirmations in the daily things you are doing and for the things you aspire to do. Start doing esteemable acts alongside your constructive thoughts and you will start to see a difference. Thinking your way into right action does not work because you have to act your way into right thinking.
You are worthy of being the person that you want to be. Getting sober and participating in your recovery can definitely mold you into a person that you can really like and eventually love.
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