Transforming how we self-identify means thinking more broadly about who we are as people. We’re not just our addictions, we’re also our talents, gifts, strengths and passions. We might not remember what they are, because our lives have been so consumed with our addictions and difficult issues for so long. We might not feel as though we know ourselves yet, what we’re good at, or what our purpose is. We might not have given time or energy yet to self-exploration and introspection to discover who we are. It can be really hard to figure out how to think about ourselves, how we feel about ourselves, and how we identify ourselves. Wherever we are in our self-discovery journey, we can be more openhearted with ourselves to create a self-image, a self-perception and a self-identification that are self-loving, self-accepting and self-supporting.
Your mistakes don’t define you. Your addictions don’t define you. Your mental illnesses don’t define you. You are so much more than your pain. You will find your purpose. You will be happy. You will figure out who you are and create a beautiful life for yourself.
Riverside Recovery is committed to helping you get back the life you love. Our treatment programs include multiple forms of therapy, family workshops and mindfulness-based relapse prevention education. Call (800) 871-5440 for more information.