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Moving On from Setbacks is Easy with a Little Help

Moving On from Setbacks is Easy with a Little Help

When you are in addiction recovery, it can feel like you’re being lobbed little curveballs left and right. There is so much to learn now (and re-learn) as well as having your past keep coming back to haunt you in recovery. The only want to win is to make peace with whatever happens and comes your way. Whatever the setback may be, you can deal with it if you have a little help going into it.

Maintaining Sobriety

The only thing that matters in recovery is that you maintain sobriety. That will keep you moving forward, even in the midst of all the challenges. If you want to cultivate resilience in the face of adversity, you can try the following tips:

  • Focus on the positive things in life. When something bad happens, stop and reflect on what good came of it. Instead of dwelling on the past, focus on releasing the lament and hold onto the fact you survived to this point. Each day is a new day to focus on what is good.
  • Have an attitude of gratitude. Even if you receive criticism, you can have a positive outlook. This way of thinking will help you immensely even when you went to prison, got paroled, got sent back, relapsed, or struggled, you know that being grateful for those life lessons has you where you are now so you don’t repeat them. Nothing is insurmountable if you focus on what you’ve overcome to get here now.
  • You have the power within yourself to do what you need to do. In recovery, this is very important to realize. You alone have the power to shape your life. No matter how tough life gets, remember you have the tools and strength to overcome anything that comes your way.

There is nothing you cannot overcome with a positive attitude and focus on positive energy. You are able to do incredible things with the help of friends, loved ones, and a higher power if you focus on what is good in the world. Setbacks and challenges happen but they don’t have to take you down and out for the count. They can increase your opportunity and blessing rather than make a greater challenge for you.

Finding the right tools and resources is also instrumental in helping you cope with life’s challenges in recovery. Therapy, counseling, holistic health, and community are the best ways to help you grow and strengthen in recovery.

Let us help you recover from addiction and seek the resources you need to keep you clean and sober. Call us 24/7 at our toll-free number: 866-294-9401