Building a Crucial Wellness Routine To Promote a Successful Recovery
4 Tips That Can Help You Achieve Long-Term Recovery From a Substance Abuse Problem
Long-term addiction recovery requires much more than a stint in an Avondale drug treatment center followed by a bit of addiction counseling. It requires an ongoing commitment that includes plenty of counseling, stays at an addiction clinic where necessary, attending group meetings, and relying on a strong support system. It also requires focusing on overall wellness and creating a new, healthier lifestyle.
Certainly, visiting a wellness clinic can help you in that goal, through services such as massage, nutrition counseling, and more. However, you should also work to support your own wellness at home, such as through eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep, and exercising regularly. Here are a few other things you can do to support your wellness routine at home so you can have a successful, long-term recovery:
Create a Special Space For Yourself
Create a special space in your home that is comfortable and inviting, and that allows you to relax and feel at peace, even if for a few minutes. Get a comfortable chair, or set up a nest of cozy pillows, and put them in an area where you get plenty of light or a nice view. Put things nearby that will make you feel happy or at peace, such as nice-smelling candles, flowers, or a picture you love.
Any time you are feeling stressed or worn down, go to your special space and relax. Or just make it a habit to spend time there each day to feel renewed and refreshed.
Exercise & Create Healthy Lifestyle Habits
You don’t need a gym membership to get the exercise you need. You can get moving right in your own home. Think about the kind of activities you like, and build a routine around that. Love to dance? Find some videos on YouTube and dance along to a routine, or just put on music you like and let go. Prefer yoga? Find a good video series or DVD, and make time to include it in your schedule.
Take walks with your dog, plant a garden, take up woodworking – there are so many ways to get your body moving. Doing these activities regularly will support your physical and your mental health, which will help you in your recovery.
Music Therapy: Create Your Own Playlist
We all have days that we feel a little down, or we have a bad day at work or an argument with a friend and feel angry or frustrated. These are normal things, but for an addict, these kinds of incidents can become triggers to use. If you’re having one of those days, listening to some upbeat and empowering music can help to turn your mood.
Create a list of music that makes you happy or makes you feel empowered. Put it on a Spotify or YouTube list, and turn it on whenever you need a mood booster.
Write Personal Affirmations & Letters To Yourself
You likely have a voice in your head that tells you all the ways you’re failing in your recovery or as a person. You may listen to that voice too much and feel like giving up. You need to provide a counter to that voice and remind yourself about your great qualities and why you are deserving of love and good things in life.
Consider writing a kind of love letter to yourself, reminding yourself all the things you like about yourself. What do you appreciate about yourself? What do you like about your mind? Your spirit? If a love letter makes you feel self-conscious, just get into the practice of writing short notes of appreciation or affirmation for yourself. The more you do it, the stronger that positive voice will be and the easier it will be to drown out the negative one.
Try these ideas for creating a wellness practice at home, or work with your Mesa addiction counselor to come up with other options that are more aligned with your interests and needs. Developing a strong wellness practice in addition to your addiction treatment will help you have a successful recovery.
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