Life is full of a thousand different distractions. When you are caught up in the distractions of life, it can be hard to prioritize what you actually need to move forward in important areas of your life, such as mental illness and addiction. Reflecting on what is most important to you in this season of life can help you discern between what is essential and what is not.
What Gives You Energy?
Something helpful to think about when determining what you need to remain committed to the things that are most important to you is naming what brings you energy. Every single day you participate in a variety of activities—some because you have to, some because you want to, and some because you feel like you have to even if you do not.
When thinking about what you routinely do, ask yourself:
- What gives you energy?
- What depletes your energy?
- How could you create more space for what leads to joy, and say no to the things that do not?
What Do You Want?
Another helpful question to ask yourself when it comes to prioritizing your healing is, “What is it that my authentic self wants and needs?”
This can be a tricky question, because often what your authentic self may want—such as healing from addiction, toxic relationships, and mental illness—requires you to set boundaries, be honest with yourself, and commit to treatment.
Remembering why you started a healing journey can help you prioritize what is necessary to recover. Doing so leads to choosing recovery, over and over again.
Creating a List of Non-Negotiables
In considering what gives you energy and what you want, you can create a list of non-negotiables. As small as it may seem, having a list that you see every day that outlines what you need for healing serves as a helpful reminder of where you are going and what you need to do to get there.
Choosing to prioritize what is most important to you can allow you to live not only with more ease and intentionality, but also with connection to your authentic self through honoring what is most important to you in whatever season of life and healing you are in.
Prioritizing what you need for recovery is essential for knowing what you need to do to get from point A to point B. It can be challenging to trust yourself to prioritize what is most important to you, whether it be healthy relationships, mental health, or healing from addiction. At Avalon Malibu, we recognize how difficult this process can be and are here to support you in a way that makes sense for you. For more information, call Avalon Malibu at (844) 857-5992.