When applying your mind to something, you can visualize the outcome before acting upon it. Visualizing yourself in addiction recovery is vital to the success of your recovery goals. When you aim to change a habit you have in your life, visualizing the result can help you achieve it. Visualization creates positive habits and progress towards your self-growth and future, and it makes all the difference in the path to recovery.
The Initial Step of Your Future Self
The initial step of visualizing your future self with no addiction is the first step towards success. Visualizing your future self is a powerful concept that you should address at one point or another in recovery. Self-visualization can help with creating and getting your life’s goals and finding purpose, especially in recovery.
How Visualization Works in Treatment
When you visualize your future self, you project who you want to be, the steps you need to get there, and how you can act upon your goals. In your mind, your future self is real, as long as you’re committed to reaching that goal.
For example, consider a highly successful athlete. The athlete does not just jump in and win a game. They have to practice and push themselves to their limits before they can even achieve the win. The professional, or highly successful athlete, first visualizes achieving what they want in the future and then finds ways to accomplish it.
Every day they trained, every day they practiced, they visualized winning that game until the day of the game arrived. Once the game began, they used all the techniques and exercises learned from their daily training and executed their goal with the win.
The same goes for addiction recovery. When you take a step to build a healthier life, you can see yourself substance-free in the future. There will be bumps and challenges along the way, but the result is what you wanted it to be if you visualize it first.
If you can visualize your future self sober, the treatment process works better for you. You can achieve your goals and dreams of making your future self a reality. However, envisioning your future self in a negative direction can cause poor performance and mistakes. Therefore, the right guidance and resources can help you visualize your future positively. Addiction recovery is hard when one goes at it alone. Avalon Malibu is here to train you and give you the resources to build positive habits to make your visualization a reality. If you or someone you love struggles with addiction, reach out to Avalon Malibu today or call (844) 857-5992.