The new year is a good time to make some promises to yourself that focus on your recovery. Let your New Year’s resolutions this year encourage you to look even deeper into your addiction and resolve issues that might impact your recovery. New Year’s resolutions bring hope, so why not use them to create positive change. Here are some suggestions.
Make Positivity a Priority on New Year’s Day
It is easy to get caught up in the negativity. Make this year the one where you let positivity guide you. Focus on positive thoughts, positive actions, and positive words. Start each day reading an inspirational quote. There are apps and websites that will send you one daily via text or email to make it easier.
When you start to feel angry or upset, do something positive to reverse that course. It might be something as simple as taking a walk or going to a meeting.
Also, now is a good time to lose the negative people around you. If you have a friend that seems to always focus on what’s wrong in life or the world, it might be time to make some new friends. Meetings are a good place to start.
It’s probably something you do already as part of your recovery but put taking responsibility for your actions and choices into focus for the coming year. It’s time to stop blaming others for how life has turned out or for something that happens to you.
When you face a challenge, sit down and walk through what got you there. What decisions did you make along the way that brought you to this place? Once you genuinely own what is happening, you can develop a strategy to improve.
Work for a Healthy Mind and Body
Physical health often tops the New Year’s resolutions list but you shouldn’t stop at dropping a few pounds or exercising more. Consider what you can do to improve your mental health, too, such as:
- Read a book
- Take up a hobby
- Start a journal
- Take a class
If you do find you are feeling down or stressed, consider talking to someone about it. You might have a long talk with your sponsor, a close friend, or even your doctor.
Promise to Share About Recovery
It’s probably the hardest part of going to meetings, but one that can really help you and others. Make this the year that you share regularly at meetings and even with friends. Talking about your addiction can help someone else better understand themselves. It can also help you see how far you have come and take pride in your accomplishments.
If you find along the way someone facing challenges you face often, you can work to support one another.
Reach Out to San Antonio Recovery Center
If you are struggling with relapse or addiction, then make getting treatment your resolution this year. San Antonio Recovery Center (SARC) bases its programs on the 12-step philosophy that has helped millions of people.
SARC believes that a full continuum of care offers the best chance at recovery. San Antonio Recovery Center offers:
- Residential/inpatient treatment
- Intensive outpatient services
- Gender-specific programs
- Aftercare services
- 90-day treatment options
SARC strives to keep our program affordable, as well, including offering an affordable pricing schedule to ensure you can get treatment if you need it in a safe and comfortable facility.
Our dedicated staff works with each client to develop programs based on their individual needs and addiction because no two people follow the same road to recovery.
Addiction doesn’t have to ruin another year. If you or someone you love is still trying to find that path to recovery, let us help. Give San Antonio Recovery Center a call at 866.957.7885, or contact us online today.