Even for people who have anxiety and fear, growing into the person you want to become is possible with a little bit of time, patience, and transformative healing power. Honoring feelings rather than stuffing them down (or numbing out) must be part of the healing journey. Going through old skeletons in the closet is a choice you have to make that will help you develop into a better person in recovery. Find out what you can do to take some steps towards recovery today.
The whole point of the phoenix rising is that it does not sit in the ashes with itself, throwing a pity party or feeling sorry about the past. It spreads its wings and unfolds, getting back up time and again. When you learn how to feel your feelings, stop protecting yourself, and put down the shield you are able to get out of the funk and back in the game of life. Avoiding those feelings will not make them go away, they will continue to rage against you until they are dealt with appropriately. It helps to:
- Talk it out with friends or loved ones
- Uncover subconscious patterns of thinking and behavior
- Sort out thoughts and feelings to help you move forward
- Become the director of your life and construct it the way you see fit
Many people shy away from self-care as a lovey dovey, feel-good term, that doesn’t actually do anything for healing. However, this cannot be further from the truth. Once you tap into the power of self-care, you are not likely to go back. With a little time and effort, you can live the life you want by allowing yourself to love and be loved. Everything is about feelings (sadness, happiness, fear, joy). It helps to recognize:
- Not everyday is a ‘feel good day’
- There are accountability partners to help you cope everyday
- It is okay to question life and seek something better for yourself
- Letting go of old, toxic people, places, things, and ideas is a great self-care practice
One of the best ways to develop positive thinking in recovery that can aid in healing is developing gratitude. A daily journal of what was good today can help you focus on what you enjoyed, not what was lacking. Releasing the past, letting go of anger, not allowing others to define you, and appreciating the things you have is key to healing. When you have greater control of your thoughts and feelings, you will feel more in control of your life and able to transform your life into what you want it to be.
The Springboard Center’s addiction treatment programs are tailored to meet the needs of each client. Our goal is to help you develop an individual program of transformation and healing within a group setting. Call us now to find out how to get started: 432-620-0255