Nobody will take your recovery more seriously than you. Recovery forces change, whether you want it to or not. That may not seem like what you signed up for when checking into treatment but that is what makes recovery both challenging and successful. That is why it is essential to maintain hope, for the present and the future.
The power of hope is powerful in that it builds on itself. The more you hope for something, the better you feel. Hope brings a sense that, in the midst of a storm, chaos does not reign above the hope for something better. Addiction is pure chaos at its core, but finding reasons to hope for something better start with admitting you have a problem, then seeking help. Recovery is done one hopeful step at a time, building upon what you learn to bring those tools and resources into action.
There is a lot of healing power in having hope for the present and future self. When treatment starts, recovery also begins. Hope will not happen naturally, it needs to be watered like a seed, cultivated and grown over time. What you will find by having hope is the sense of something to look forward to, that life itself can be more fulfilling than ever thought to be possible. Without hope, it is hard to move forward and push those those hard times. Put your attention to the smallest possibility, even the inkling of hope, and see how it can heal those wounds and bring some peace.
Some of the best ways to cultivate hope for yourself in recovery can include the following:
- Embrace the power of daily gratitude
- Start the day with a positive outlook
- Take care of physical health
- Set daily goals and follow progress
- Use daily affirmations
- Serve othres
- Find the silver lining
- Face fears head on
- Share your story
- Learn the power of letting go
The past does not predict the future. Knowing the future does not have to be like the past can free you up to feel more hopeful and invigorated about what the future holds. Make choices and take action you both want and need. Others are going through similar circumstances. Let this lift you up when you’re down and cultivate hope inside yourself to search for what is good. Oceanfront takes a multi-faceted approach to your recovery, focusing on personal autonomy and self-awareness. We help you learn to manage your own recovery. We provide the resources, support and staff to help you get there with a treatment program designed with you in mind. Call us to find out how we can help you with recovery from addiction at 877-279-1777