The most influential people in the world are in on a little secret that we should all make sure to keep in mind: we can’t just sit around and do nothing. Inactivity has never resulted in the achievement of anything positive or meaningful. What does this mean for our lives as people who are working on their recovery? Let’s say we made it through addiction treatment at a rehab facility and are currently in the beginning stages of our recovery. Congratulations! This is the beginning of the sober life we’ve built for ourselves here at our house.
We are aware that we cannot simply relax and assume that everything will go swimmingly from this point on. We have been informed, and we really ought to have paid attention, that in order to establish a strong foothold in recovery, it needs a lot of practice and a lot of hard work. We might have simply given the coping skills or the relapse prevention training a little amount of attention, and we now regret that we had been more observant.
If we continue to just exist, going through the motions of each day without putting much thought or effort into it, there is a chance that we will not relapse, but there is also a good chance that we will not make any progress. It is possible to avoid reaching this point of recovery standstill. Here are the steps:
The people that specialize in recovery advocate that we never stop trying to learn new things. Maintain a running list of topics on which you would like additional information. Attend 12-step meetings at a variety of locations in order to shake things up and get to know a new set of people in between visits to our local group. Set our minds on the next recovery milestone once we have reached a previous one, such as the 30-, 60-, or 90-day mark or the anniversary of our first year of sobriety. Click here for more information about Mercari
Spend some time thinking about the things that you and I have accomplished together that have brought us to this point. These are the methods and practices that we have chosen and implemented in order to assist us in weathering some difficult times, large or minor crises, and even days when nothing much at all happened. We gained the skills necessary to make it through periods of boredom and days of laziness. We worked on ways to deflect inquisitive, invasive questions about our recovery as well as unpleasant remarks from other people who either don’t understand what we’re going through or don’t want us to be successful in our abstinence.
However, there is still a great deal more to learn and accomplish. We can’t take anything for granted if we want our recovery to remain robust and vibrant, bursting with opportunities and promises, and we can’t afford to. Don’t just take things as they are, and be pleased with the way things are. Instead, you should aim higher. We have the ability to push ourselves, and we should do so in order to reach the next level. If we can dream it, there’s a good chance we can figure out how to make it a reality. This will prevent us from falling into a rut, and more significantly, it will ensure that our rehabilitation remains exciting and full of forwarding momentum.