7 Ways to Make Your Recovery Brighter
Written by Lorraine on September 21, 2012
There is a lot of guilt and self-blame in addiction. Your past is filled with bad decisions, bad situations and damaged or burnt bridges. I’m sure you have given yourself a hard time for it after you realized what drugs had you doing. But if you continue on that self-blaming road, it may be detrimental.
You can’t change yesterday, it’s gone. Today is what counts. If you want to make a change, then start today. If you want to make amends, start today. As you make positive changes every day, you begin to rise from the ashes. Positive changes don’t have to be huge and earth shattering. They can be simple.
- Smiling at a stranger
- Saying “I’m sorry” to someone you’ve hurt in the past
- Saying “thank you” to those who have helped you
- Helping someone else do a task
- Offering to cook dinner for a friend
- Giving someone a ride
These are things that you wouldn’t have done when you were in active addiction because during that time, your main focus was yourself and getting high. As you do these small positive acts, you begin to see positive responses from those around you. Friends and family begin to heal and relationships that may have been strained can be rebuilt. Helping others and being more empathic will help you in your recovery.
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