You can boost your sense of self confidence in recovery by a few simple things. Before you go to bed, check your calendar and see what you’ve got planned for the following day. If you have a busy day ahead at work, plus a lineup of errands, it can be beneficial to get things in order the night before. When the alarm goes off you’re ready to put the day in motion. Giving yourself enough time every morning, counts. Rushing creates stress, which can lead to anxiety. Nobody needs excess stress or anxiety in recovery.
Now, let’s back up. If you’re single, you’ve looked at your calendar the night before, perhaps layed out your wardrobe, made your lunch and set up breakfast. If you have kids, you know you have a lot more to do. The next morning, you’re on schedule and ready to walk out the door, and notice the dishes piled up in the sink. It may sound silly, but making time to do the dishes before you leave, can add to your sense of accomplishment. You’ll appreciate coming home at the end of the day and not having to face them. When you keep your life simple by organizing your time, your days can be more relaxed. You now have time to call a friend to see if he or she wants to go to a meeting with you.
Another simple thing that counts in recovery is being grateful. Make a mental scan of your life right now. People in recovery can become consumed with their daily activities, work, meetings, family, preparing meals, paying the bills, and walking the dog. What if you turned around the stress you feel from having a full plate? Instead of being overwhelmed, what if you felt grateful for having a meeting to attend, food to eat, finances to pay your bills, and a dog’s unconditional love on those really hard days?
Do something for someone else. Let the lady go in front of you in the grocery line, who only has a few items, compared to your full cart. Pay the toll of the car behind you. Take out your elderly neighbor’s trash on Tuesdays. Simple things, like observing the color of the sky, or the smell of freshly mowed grass. Be proud of yourself everyday. You’re doing just fine in recovery!
“Every day, I like to wake up and remind myself to be grateful of the simple things.”— Miranda Kerr
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