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How Can I Appreciate the Difficult Moments in My Recovery?

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Your path to recovery isn’t always going to be clear. There are not always going to be bright and sunny skies leading you the way. There are going to be times when the dark clouds roll in and rain begins to fall. The important thing during the storm is to know that you will not be in the storm forever. You will be able to see sunny skies again. The best part is that you’ll be able to take something away from the storm. You’ll learn from it and be able to use this knowledge the next time a storm rolls in.

Unravel the Complex Nature of the Storm

When the storms of recovery roll in, it’s natural to have some anxious nerves. You may not be sure how to handle the storm if it’s one of your first times in a storm. If you’re struggling to figure it out, allow yourself the time and space to unravel the complex nature of the storm. Take it apart and see what you can learn from the difficult moments. Put aside the things you can’t control and focus on what you can control. You have the power to implement positive self-talk and the recovery tools you have to help you through the storm. Stay focused, you’ve got this!

Find the Positives

Once you are able to understand why the storm rolled in, allow yourself to find the positives. Maybe the storm has helped you to appreciate the sunny times more. Maybe the storm has taught you how to find gratitude in dark moments. Finding a positive can help give you the motivation to keep moving forward.

Look Back on Past Storms

If you’re trying to work through a current storm, look back on the past storms you’ve been through. How did those turn out? What did you learn from them? You got through those storms, so trust that you can get through the current storm too.

Don’t Jump to Conclusions

When you find yourself amidst a storm you didn’t see coming, you may jump to a worst-case scenario before you have all of the facts. If you’re finding yourself doing this, take a step back and breathe. Don’t jump to a catastrophizing conclusion. Allow yourself to take it one step at a time, focusing only on what you can control.

Control the Controllable

You may struggle with trying to control every little bit of the situation you’re in. Remind yourself that you cannot change the past mistakes you’ve made and you cannot control the future. Control the controllable and forget about the rest.

The Arbor Behavioral Healthcare is here to help you embrace your recovery and remain hopeful through the storms. Call us today if you find yourself in a storm and need some extra help. Reach us at (844) 413-2690. Call now!