Addictions and their co-occurring disorders are difficult things to deal with. You may set a milestone that you never thought you would reach. So, what happens when you do reach it? It may be bittersweet. These diagnoses stop you from imagining yourself in positive future situations. If you can see yourself in these positive future situations, you might question if they are even worth celebrating. Arbor Behavioral Healthcare is here to help you figure out how to deal with reaching milestones you never thought were possible.
When You Have Trouble Seeing a Future
Many people with depression are unable to see a future for themselves. Seeing beyond the current day might take so much energy that you cannot fathom to imagine what life would look like in a few days, weeks, or months, let alone a whole year ahead. Try not to get too ahead of yourself if you’re struggling with this. Take each day as it comes, knowing that each day is a battle to be won on its own. Having this mindset helps keep you grounded and helps to not get overwhelmed by the future.
Don’t Ignore the Future Completely
One thing that people do when struggling with an addiction is preventing themselves from even imagining the future. This doesn’t help anyone. Milestones are meant to be something we look forward to. Live in the moment, but get excited about a milestone birthday, graduation, or promotion. Those things help get you through the day and into the next one.
Once you reach a new milestone that you never thought was possible, allow yourself to enjoy it. You deserve the recognition and praise you are receiving. Don’t push that aside. Remember to congratulate yourself, too. You’ve been working really hard and you’re moving in the right direction.
Arbor Behavioral Healthcare is here to help you when things get tough. We want to help you set goals that include future milestones. We can help you reach these goals and celebrate the milestones that come along with it. Call us today at (844) 413-2690. Our trained and experienced staff cannot wait to speak with you today. Call now, you won’t be disappointed.