It can be easy to get into a mindset of feeling like you always need to be working on yourself, not allowing yourself to feel the changes you have been making that have already resulted in healing.
Sometimes, the most challenging part of recovery can be allowing the work you have been doing on yourself to work.
Recognize How Far You’ve Come
An essential part of cultivating self-confidence and self-esteem in your life is to recognize how far you have come in your journey.
Of course, you have goals and wishes that have not yet come to fruition, but that does not take away from what you have accomplished and experienced in all parts of your life and recovery.
Ask yourself: “What is something I am doing, thinking, or feeling today that I once thought I’d never experience?” “What is something I’ve overcome today in ways I never thought I would?”
Celebrate Where You Are
Often, you mat wait for only the big moments to celebrate, such as weddings, graduations, promotions, and other monumental moments of life. However, simply being alive today and breathing is a reason to celebrate.
Can you allow yourself to accept where you are and accept it to be the perfect place to be, on the way to where you are going and who you are becoming?
Allow Yourself to Not Work on Yourself
You have permission to not always be working on yourself or some part of your recovery. Of course, your goal is to experience being “better” in all areas of your life. However, this can interfere with growth and healing as you constantly strive for more instead of acknowledging and celebrating the positive attributes of your present.
It is equally important, if not more important, to allow yourself time off from working on yourself and be mindful and grateful about where you are at the present moment.
Allowing treatment to work in your mental illness and substance use recovery is often the most challenging part of healing. It can also be the most liberating. At Avalon Malibu, we will support you in allowing yourself to reap the benefits of the holistic treatment methods you participate in. Part of recovery at Avalon Malibu is learning to celebrate where you are at present, recognizing how far you’ve come on your individual journey, and allowing yourself to let the work on yourself work for you. To learn more, call us today at (844) 857-5992.