A Positive Mindset During Recovery
Throughout your time in recovery, choosing to incorporate positivity into your life is always recommended as it can provide you with significant benefits that ultimately aid your journey to sobriety. Thinking positively can help your mental and physical health and make daily experiences more manageable. Explore some of the most effective ways at creating a positive mindset during your time in recovery.
1. Having a Diary
Keeping a diary or journal will enable you to keep track of writing positive and/or negative thoughts. Just a few minutes of keeping these daily logs may help to identify patterns of negative thoughts and identify ways to tackle and/or improve on these. Keeping a record of all the positive thoughts will allow you to recognize where these are occurring and guide you towards the continuation of ever-more positive experiences.
2. Good Physical Habits
A shift in physical habits will encourage the mind to follow. Good posture and a smile will help to make you feel more positive – and other people tend to react back in the same manner. By being aware of your actions and your surroundings, you could have more influence on your own happiness. Practicing mindfulness through meditation or yoga – or in the creative arts, for self expression, will aid positive thinking.
3. Positive People
Surrounding yourself with positive people will increase your own positivity subconsciously. It can be difficult to eliminate negativity in your life but the benefits of limiting or eradicating the effects of negative influences and increasing positive outlooks can have worthy returns. Next time you are with a friend, family member or within a group ask yourself this question, “Is this person/group bringing positivity towards me?”.
4. Connecting with Yourself Spiritually
Connecting with yourself on a spiritual level can help provide yourself with a sense of purpose, connect with yourself on a deeper level and also improve self-confidence and self-worth. Many people seem to find themselves connecting on a spiritual level inside buildings, especially religious buildings, such as churches, temples, monasteries etc. However, we also tend to find even simply going for a long walk can help people connect with themselves.
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