If you have spent a great deal of your life living in fear, expecting the worst to happen, and doubting that you can achieve your goals, beginning to shift your mindset can be tricky.
While you may sometimes doubt yourself during your recovery process, the journey can also help you build self-esteem, self-trust, and inner hope.
If you tend to be judgemental and critical of yourself, you may find it hard to celebrate yourself for all that you are and how far you have come. Part of beginning to cultivate self-esteem and self-confidence is by learning how to celebrate yourself.
Recovery is a long-lasting and non-linear journey for each individual. At certain times during the process, it is easy to forget to stop and celebrate the small things you have overcome and the things you may not have thought you would ever be able to achieve.
What’s something you can celebrate yourself for today? Is there something you did not ever think you could accomplish?
Commitment to Self
Being committed to recovery and experiencing wellness is a commitment to self. If you have found yourself sabotaging your efforts toward holistic wellness in the past, it may feel like you are not able to trust yourself to recover.
However, the notion of self-trust is strengthened as you begin doing the things you tell yourself you are going to do while celebrating yourself for pushing through any resistance.
Shifting Your Perspective
To protect yourself from potential disappointment, harm, and threats, you may expect the worst to happen. However, this perspective can get you caught in cycles of self-doubt.
What if you chose hope over self-doubt instead? What if you believed that you could reach all of the goals you set for yourself? What if you did not always expect the worst to happen?
It is important during the recovery process to shift your perspective and learn how to change old and unuseful mindsets.
Throughout your recovery journey, you may be faced with times of challenges and self-doubt. However, you can overcome these obstacles. At Avalon Malibu, we recognize how intimidating recovery can be and are here to support you each step of the way. Whether it’s learning how to celebrate yourself, cultivate self-esteem, build self-trust, or begin to choose hope in the process over doubt, we can help you get there. You will also be in a supportive environment of professionals and peers. To learn more, call Avalon Malibu today at (844) 857-5992.