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How Can I Stay Motivated During My Recovery?

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Staying motivated to complete anything can be difficult once you get past the initial thrill of starting a new task. Once you’re in the thick of things, you may not feel like you’re moving very fast. Plateaus can happen when you feel stuck. You aren’t moving backward, but you aren’t necessarily moving forward either. This can be a tough time to navigate so it’s important to keep your motivation up and keep moving forward. How can you do this? Arbor Behavioral Healthcare can help! Continue reading for more.  

Set SMART Goals

Goals that are SMART goals include dimensions that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. Set one smart goal, no matter how small it may seem, for the day. This helps keep you on track and gives you a sense of purpose. For example, if you are struggling with co-occurring depression, you might not want to get out of bed and do some basic self-care. If you can make it a point to brush your teeth and shower today, you’ve completed your goal. These SMART goals help to keep you on track and moving forward.  

Say “Yes” to Recovery

Life is better without substances and you know this to be true. After all, this is why you chose recovery in the first place. To keep yourself motivated during your recovery, you must make a conscious effort to say yes to recovery. Each day is different; one may be relatively easy while the next can be much more difficult. This is why you must say yes before you know what the day may bring. Living without substances leads you to a healthier and happier life.   

Lean on Your Support System

Your support system loves and cares about you. They want to be there for you during your times of need. You may feel guilty or embarrassed and not want to lean on them, but that’s what you’re there for! It’s okay to ask for an extra layer of support when you are feeling like you need it.   

Arbor Behavioral Healthcare can also be that extra layer of support. We want to help you beat your addiction. We have many programs that can help. Call us today at 844-413-2690. We can’t wait to hear from you and help you lead a healthier and happier life. Call now. You won’t be disappointed.