Forever seems like a very long time. Happily, a commitment to recovery only need be made for one day at a time. A single day seems like a manageable goal, and when the going gets tough, you can break it down to an hour at a time, a minute at a time, or a second at a time.
While suffering from addiction, addicts live in the past. Unable to let go of old grievances and hurts, they feel trapped in their own lives. Fearful of the future, they see no hope that their situations will ever change.
Don’t Regret the Past
This is why it is so important in recovery to work a program. You have to face your own issues, so you can move on from them. If someone has harmed you, you need to face what happened and any part you may have played. Once you can do this, you will find that you can start breaking free of your past. Instead of shutting the door on your past, you can use your own experiences to grow and to help others who may be going through the same thing.
Facing the Future with a Daily Toolkit
Your daily recovery program needs to be designed for you, so that you will be able to follow it every day. You can choose the tools that work best for you. Here are some popular habits:
- A daily meditation reading– This will help you start your day in the right frame of mind.
- A “To do” list– Start your day with a list of goals, including meetings you want to attend.
- Prayer or meditation at certain times of day– By stilling your mind throughout the day, you can restore peace of mind.
RECO Institute’s sober housing for men and women helps provide a stable environment for those in early recovery, in coordination with the intensive inpatient program, RECO Intensive. Offering accountability and stability, RECO Institute offers a home where individuals can take on responsibilities in a supportive environment and learn to interact in a healthy way with others who share some of the same issues. Residents learn the skills of independent living in a nurturing environment surrounded by people who support and understand them.
The staff includes residential managers, case coordinators, and behavioral health technicians, working together to make sure the residents are safe and all of their needs are met as they work to build and maintain sobriety. The many stories of success at sober living Delray Beach show why RECO is one of the most trusted Sober Living Residences in South Florida. Contact us today if you or a loved one need help.