Looking on the Bright Side: Five Things to be Thankful for While in Recovery

Recovering from addiction is not easy. It is hard work and can feel taxing most times, but there are more things to be thankful for than you might think. Keeping a happy, grateful attitude can go a long way toward recovery.

If you are feeling like you need things to be thankful for while recovering, remember that you can be grateful for your health, your job, your support system, your fresh start, and even yourself.

Feeling Healthy

When you are recovering you know that what you are doing is going to be best for your health in the long run. It is satisfying to think that, the farther away you get from your addiction, the closer you get toward having the long, vigorous life you’ve always wanted.

Your body doesn’t need to be control by your addiction once you have recovered. Knowing that you are going toward a healthier future can be one of the best things to be grateful for.

Your Job

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Be grateful for how much better you feel physically and mentally.

Now that you are in recovery, there is nothing to stop you from advancing toward your career. Your addiction is no longer stopping you or giving you road blocks in your ambition.

Spending your time toward being the best worker you can be is something many people with addictions find hard. Addiction can be an obsessed, and keep people from being able to work toward their field. Recovery, allows you to focus on what really matters which is allowing you to pursue your dreams without obstacles.

Your Family and Friends

When going through recovery, don’t take your family and friends for granted. If you have any kind of a support system there for you, be grateful. There are many people going through recovery that have no support system at all.

The Ohio Latinos Affairs Commission puts emphasis on how much family and friends can help lead to recovery.  If you have people that care and are looking out for you, it is important to thank them and not take their presence for granted.

Fresh Start

Starting over is something many addicts never reach. When in recovery, you know that you are starting your life over. You are creating a new future for yourself that is free of being controlled. This new start can change everything from yourself, your relationships, your job, and everything else in your life.

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Yourself

One of the most important things to be thankful for is yourself. You are the reason that you’re recovering. It is your willpower that is allowing you to beat your addiction. Be thankful that you are able to do something that so many addicts never even try.

Believing in yourself and being grateful that you are you is a huge step toward moving past your old life and progressing toward your new one.

Staying grateful during recovery is important. Don’t let your addiction bring you down. Stay grateful for all that you can, from being thankful for people, jobs, or ideas. There is a lot you can choose from to stay optimistic. Call a licensed drug and alcohol abuse counselor at 800-839-1686 if you are struggling with your recovery.

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