We have a tendency to strive for perfection and to hold incredibly high expectations for ourselves. When we falter, we tend to think less of ourselves. Instead of beating ourselves up for where we are in our recovery journey, we could choose to see that even just being in recovery is an accomplishment in and of itself. We could see our experience as having a purpose – to help other people and to be an inspiration to them. Our life experience, even the most difficult and depressing elements of it, can be a source of inspiration and encouragement for other people.
We learn from the people around us, by hearing their stories, by receiving their guidance and wisdom, and by sharing our own stories. We can think of our recovery as being an exchange of motivation and encouragement. We can think of our recovery not just as our own personal experience but as a collective one, where we can help and support one another as we work towards our goals.
The community of Riverside Recovery has personal experience with addiction and the feelings of hopelessness and disconnection that come with it. We’re here to help you reclaim the life you love. Call (800) 871-5440 today.