self care in recovery
What are YOU doing to take care of yourself today?
Addiction negatively affects your mood, motivation, self-perception and sense of well-being. Most people initially #abuse #drugs or #alcohol to reduce #stress, cope with negative emotions, escape boredom or #reward themselves. Once an #addiction develops, #stress, negative emotions and boredom become major #triggers for using.
Successful addiction recovery requires replacing the use of drugs or alcohol with healthier alternatives. It requires staying ahead of triggers and having the energy and skills to deal with unpleasant #emotions and situations. A lack of #selfcare leaves you vulnerable to negative feelings and saps your #motivation. If you’re not taking care of yourself, your mood suffers, your concentration decreases and your ability to cope with #cravings and triggers is compromised.
On the other hand, a high level of self-care helps you maintain a stable mood, and it leads to more energy and motivation and better coping abilities. Just one small act of self-care can snowball, leading to other #healthy decisions that give you self #confidence and improve your sense of #health and well-being.
*all info above can be found at Silver Ridge Recovery*