When suffering from an addiction, recovery can feel like one of the tallest mountains you could ever climb. It can be a challenge that you can overcome though, and it is within your reach. Following these steps can help you along the right path:
STEP ONE: Set short-term and long-term goals for yourself.
Expecting to get better overnight can be setting yourself up for failure. Quitting an addiction is not an on/off switch, it’s a process. Having short and long term goals can help keep you on track and give you more control over your progress. What will you accomplish today? What will you accomplish tomorrow? What would you like to see 3 months from now?
“Fortunately, I didn’t expect and demand results overnight, and gradually began to see that I accomplished movements towards my goal.” — Bohunk’s Redemption.
STEP TWO: Be proud of each step you take, no matter how small.
Recovery isn’t a competition or a race, it’s your own personal path to healing. Every step you take down the path is one step closer to your goal, so be proud of yourself, you CAN do this!
STEP THREE: Be positive and productive.
It can feel discouraging not reaching your goal as quickly as you would like. But as long as you making progress in that direction then you are on the right path. Keep your focus on the destination and your hopes high; we can accomplish great things if we simply continue to believe in ourselves.
STEP FOUR: Keep going!
Recovery is a journey, but the empowerment of gaining control over your life is worth it. Be consistent in your goals, be proud of your progress. Keep up the great work! You can achieve this!
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