With 2019 here to stay, why wait to make a change, a better you is just one decision away! We get it, New Year resolutions are some of the most stressful goals to set for your self when it comes to a better you and living a better lifestyle every year, but they don’t have to be!
We know the hardships that come along with this life long journey you are about to take. We recognize that this situation is sensitive and creates a whole new battle within the addiction itself. Not only to decide you want to change, but to stick with it is a whole different level of commitment that can feel like a set up for failure. Which is why we have taken the time to break down the first essential steps we have found to make the change last and taking the first steps to recovery, and a new life a little easier.
First you must ask yourself, “why new year resolutions will change your life” in the first place. There has to be recognition that recovery is the main goal by the the time we approach the end of this journey that can be everlasting, and secondly there has to be recognition that this process may have started on January 1st of 2019, but it will in fact continue much longer after it. The real changes that people make throughout their lives that last, take more time than we all may like to set aside, and even more than time, these specific changes take patience, a lot of patience, grit and consistency.
1. The first step is to commit to recovery. Commit to yourself, to your loved ones, commit to you leading a better lifestyle for the better, for the long run. It is essential that you do it for the right reasons, and that YOU want to do it for yourself, too.
2. Restore yourself. Restore faith in yourself, your commitment, your goal, your family, and your journey to recovery. It is so important to have restored unwavering faith in yourself and your journey to know that it will all be worth it in the end and you are doing it with whole hearted intentions.
3. Remind yourself of your successes. Big and small. Every step you take toward recovery is just as important as the one before no matter the size. Every journey has ups and downs, but when you choose to focus on the steps forward, the steps back will matter less.
4. Surround yourself with support. This is a long journey that will require a strong support system. To be surrounded by loved ones can make a world of difference, but you must remember that you must want them there as much as they want to be there and be thankful for them every step of the way.
If you are ready to end your addiction once and for all contact us today. We offer counseling and doctor consultation with each visit – providing confidential, compassionate and affordable treatment to our patients. No waiting lists, no hassles. Just help for those looking to end addiction once and for all.