For many people new to recovery, there can be a lot of positive and negative emotions. Keeping a positive attitude can be hard when a person first gets sober. The good news is it gets better the longer you stay sober! Learning to live life on life’s terms is something you can work on for a day at a time.
One thing you can start working on today is a positive attitude. Your attitude can affect everything you do. Nobody has a complete attitude breakthrough overnight, but a day at a time, you will grow. As a person in recovery, you will begin to gather some hope and realize your capacity for resilience. You’re a strong human being, and you’ve been through a lot!
Accepting Yourself and your Circumstances
A positive attitude is easier to achieve once you realize that you need help, but you’ve found the way out! You’re powerless over your addiction. One of the first things you’ll work on when you get sober is accepting that you have an addiction. Once you’ve done that, you’ll start to learn to accept the other circumstances (and even other people!) in life for what they are.
Everything you do in recovery can be done a day at a time. You don’t have to become perfect or right all your wrongs overnight. You can accept that you have a problem and that you need help. Willingness will help you stay sober, so you no longer have to struggle through life sick from your addiction.
When you start treatment or go to 12-step meetings, you’ll find you’re not alone in your experiences. Addiction is a disease that can affect anyone from any background. It’s not a moral failure but a condition that affects the body, brain, and spirit.
Finding An Attitude of Gratitude
Finding gratitude can be hard when you first get sober, especially if you have many problems to face. An attitude of gratitude will probably come easier as you stay sober longer. Every day you stay sober is something you can be grateful for!
One way you can start to feel better about your future is to create a gratitude list. Every day, write a list of things you are grateful for. Even if it is something as simple as a juicy orange with your lunch, keeping track of the good things in life is essential. Also, every day sober is something you can add to that list!
Keeping a journal can also help you keep track of your victories in life. Every time you accomplish something you’re proud of, start to write it down.
Life changes quickly! Try to remember to take things a day at a time. If you’re having a bad day, there’s always tomorrow! Read back some of your lists and journal entries when you’re having a bad day.
Getting Help for Substance Use
Are you ready to reclaim your life from addiction? We can help you get sober and being the steps to healing and meaningful life. We’re here to help you; just reach out. You can contact us to learn about your options at 855-976-1495.