When you follow your heart, you are more likely to feel better and be more productive than if you try to follow what other people tell you to do. There is a time and place for others to offer support and guidance, especially when it comes to addiction recovery. Even then, people who love and support you will want to help you follow what gives you purpose and joy. Seeking out the things you love will help promote life satisfaction and healing for your journey.
Take the Leap
One thing that can be scary about addiction recovery are all the leaps of faith that are required. You had to leap into recovery from addiction, you had to jump head first into sobriety following treatment, and likely had to take numerous small and big steps along the path to get there. When you are surrounded by people who love and support your dreams and goals, you will soar far above anything you ever imagined or dreamed. What is important is to focus on your overall dreams and goals. Don’t be afraid to take the giant leap into the unknown when it can be beneficial, even if it is scary. If you have vetted this opportunity with sober friends and know they have your best interests at heart, then by all means, go for it. Don’t wait because maybe this good opportunity won’t come back, just make sure it is the right one for you. Some other helpful hints can help you learn to follow your bliss and seek opportunities which come your way:
- Listen to your heart. Follow what brings joy and excitement along with a path of discerned action. Don’t let the chance slip by.
- Act on it by taking one step forward. If you heart keeps saying go, create an intention and keep moving forward. Keep a journal to track progress to see if it is worth pursuing.
- Share this opportunity with people you trust who are safe to share this opportunity with. Ask for support and input but listen to your gut end of the day.
Following your bliss is an act of trusting your heart, acknowledging the gifts you have, honoring who you are, and respecting what you have to offer in the world. You have more opportunities than you know. Don’t hesitate to act on them. If something does not feel right, you may experience depression, anxiety, heightened fear, sluggishness, inability to see clearly, and feelings of alienation from loved ones. If you think it is not right, follow your gut but do not be afraid to make choices that will open your heart and life to new chances at living life to the full.
Oceanfront provides individualized care at our premier beachfront recovery community. We are licensed to support men’s substance abuse and dual-diagnosis treatment in Laguna Beach. Call us to find out how we can help you follow your bliss, first starting with addiction recovery and then living out your dreams: 877-279-1777