Being in recovery does not mean you don’t have a job, family, or other life obligations. Sobriety is about learning to be the best person you can be by living honestly and practicing integrity. When you first enter recovery, employing effective coping strategies can be simple. It’s possible at that time you may not be employed or have many obligations other than sobriety. Once you have been in sobriety for some time, things may begin to materialize and you may gain employment. Maintaining a business life while in recovery can be stressful. A career always tries to take precedence over sobriety. There are deadlines to be met and projects to complete. If you’re not prepared with the right tools, your career can take over your life. Addicts and alcoholics are overachievers. They feel like they need to be best at everything. When you were drinking, you had to outdrink your friends. It’s part of the nature of the disease. It’s important to do the best you can at your job, but don’t make it your life. Sobriety is now your life, and without sobriety, there is no job. This is why it’s imperative to learn and implement strategies of relaxation when stressful times arise. Mindfulness is a type of meditation. It allows you to relax and focus on the moment. Awareness of all senses reduces stress levels. When you practice mindfulness, your mind, body, and spirit are all working together to decompress your brain and calm your body. Mindfulness blocks compulsory thoughts and helps achieve emotional well being. The less stressed you are, the better you can perform tasks at hand. Starting your day with relaxation techniques can carry calmness throughout your day. Mindfulness is about total awareness of your senses. Focusing on the water hitting your skin when you shower in the morning instead of stressing about the presentation you have later can be very beneficial. When things arise in the office, taking five minutes to go outside and listen to the birds can make difficult situations inside seem miniscule. Compulsory thoughts can sometimes take over. If you learn to calm your senses and focus on being rather than doing, it will be beneficial to all aspects of your life.
Your story is waiting to begin with the rest of your life. Treatment is the beginning of the journey that changes your story. At Oceanfront Recovery, a treatment facility in Orange County, California, we believe that when you change your story, you change your life. Call us today for information on our programs for treatment, including our exclusive executive track. 877.279.1777