Control is a funny thing because none of us really have any but we like to think we have all the control of our lives. Addiction is about the false sense of having control when really everything is spiraling out of control. Letting go may seem counter-intuitive but is the only way to move forward in recovery, away from addiction and towards a hopeful future.
How to Let Go of Control
There are so many ways to try and let go of control in your life. Even when you think everything is going well and it must be because you took the reins to make it happen, you soon realize you were not alone in that journey. Other people and situations came together to make it all happen as it should. The key is to learn when to let go and step away from the controls.
- Let go of the past. You can’t control what has already happened so release yourself from the feeling of having to change the past to move forward.
- Let go of other people. You can’t control other people and how they will perceive or see you. It is up to you to change how you see yourself and desire yourself to be in sobriety.
- Let go of the unknown. You can’t change what you can’t see. The future and inevitable things that may happen which have not occurred should not keep you from following your path to recovery.
- Learn to celebrate. Every day is a victory, claim it and celebrate it with gusto. Take each day as a gift, show gratitude and embrace today for all that it can offer rather than dwelling on what you can’t change or should have happened.
Letting go sounds really easy but it requires taking small steps to get there. Take these moments to let go of what is holding you back and take that first step of admitting the need for help. If you are struggling with addiction, when you admit you can’t control it anymore, that is the first step to letting go and moving forward.
Oceanfront Recovery provides a safe space for you to figure out life in recovery. If you are trying to move forward but feel held back by addiction, we get it. That’s why we designed our programs with you in mind-to help you get back what addiction took away. Call us to get started: 877-279-1777