Addiction is not a choice; it is situational. However, the recovery path to addiction is a choice one can opt for. It takes courage and dedication to say, “I choose freedom”. Once the person has decided to change, change is inevitable through the help of specialists who create an environment by inducing peace and well-being.
It requires the help of close family members and friends to brave them through this path to recovery. It is a difficult road to walk on, mainly because of the withdrawal symptoms followed by the damage caused to self-esteem. However, there is one way to handle the addiction and make this path to recovery more stress-free, which is by being optimistic.
Safe House Wellness Retreat is a leading rehabilitation centre in Delhi that provides the best rehabilitation facilities for addicts to overcome their addictions. We often find that positivity helps us deal with many challenges in our life. Stepping out of the house with a smile and a positive attitude can bring success to our work and life. When the mind is positive, everything in life will start falling into place. So how can one use this positivity to change their life and find peace while recovering from the addiction?
1. Spread the positivity around you
As the saying goes, ‘what goes around comes around’, when you spread positive energy to the surrounding people, you will get the same power back. It includes speaking positively about life and the current situation you are in with substance addiction. Being optimistic about life returns the feel-good attitude that energises you. If one is looking for long-term addiction recovery, then they should indulge themselves in positive thinking. Build positive relationships with people who care for them at this challenging phase of their life.
2. Strengthen the spiritual life
To live with a positive attitude, one must be strong in body and mind. At this crucial time of life, it is essential to strengthening the spiritual side also. Meditating every day can help an individual focus and build their self-esteem. It enables better understanding and gives clarity to life. Most people live in a materialistic world and cannot make the right decisions. Spending time to build the spiritual side will enlighten the things that matter the most, enabling a quick and long-term addiction recovery.
3. Switch to good habits
Habits play a vital role in our lives. Good habits make a good individual, while bad habits ruin the personality of an individual. When a person is fighting addiction at rehab, it is essential to wake up early and spend quality time meditating and praying, and indulging in a healthy diet. Maintaining discipline gives an individual the ability to focus on getting better and helps to not get pulled back into substance abuse. It helps to lead a positive life physically and mentally.
4. Indulge in reading
Reading calms the body and mind of a person. Indulging in positive reading imparts positivity, enabling the person to reason. Books on self-improvement, life lessons, poems on love can change how one thinks about themselves and the people living around them. Sometimes, we can be taken back on how reading self-help books can help build confidence. It might not solve the problems but will surely enlighten a few ways to deal with them.
5. Learn to love yourself
Love is the most beautiful emotion experienced by a human body. It can transform an individual into a better person. When we treat ourselves with compassion, we play a significant role in moulding our life for better and improved living. Self-love is one of the main ingredients to a happy living.
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6. Practice self-gratitude
One of the effective ways to recover from addiction recovery is self-gratitude. Being an addict can crush an individual’s self-esteem, making them think everyone is here to get them. However, at rehab centres, they teach them to practice self-gratitude to be more optimistic and handle life’s challenges positively.
We get one chance at life, and it depends on us what we make of it. Do we want to spend our precious life wasting it on substance addiction and see our loved ones suffer? Or, do we want to live a happy life making a difference to the world and the people who care for us?
If you want to break free from substance abuse, reach out to Safe House Wellness Retreat, a premium rehabilitation centre for substance abuse treatment, and experience the positivity around you. Together we can help you fight this addiction and transform you into a new person, free from addiction and ailments. Book an appointment to know more.
This blog was reviewed by Dr. Anant (MBBS, DNB Psychiatry), a Consultant Psychiatrist at Safe House Premium. He has written articles for print media like NDTV and has recently written on Mental Health effects due to COVID. Dr. Anant specializes in treating Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, and de-addiction and rehabilitation of Alcohol and Drug dependence syndrome.