Positive Sober Realizations You’ll Learn & Love about Yourself
One of the greatest fears standing in the way of a person’s sobriety is their fear of failure. At the beginning stages it can be hard to see too far into the future and understand the beautiful sober life that is waiting just ahead. After several weeks of detox, rehabilitation and therapy, you can begin to see and think with a clear and sober mind. In these very early stages of sobriety, you’ll start to discover so many positive realizations about yourself and this new life that is right in front of you. Acceptance House Sober Living highlights just a few of the positive sober realizations you’ll learn about yourself on this journey to long-term sobriety.
7 Positive Sober Realizations You’ll Learn on your Journey
Good Things can Happen to You: Negativity, pain, sadness are all relatively constant emotions in the spiral of addiction. Once your mind is clear and sober you can start to see all of the amazing things you can have in life, both tangible and immaterial.
You Deserve to be Happy & Healthy: There is very little positivity in a life focused solely on drinking and drugging. Oftentimes, we’re drowning our pain and sadness with no direction. Once you become sober and surround yourself with a supportive group of peers, you’ll learn the importance of your health and overall happiness.
You can Trust Yourself: Regaining your trust and self-respect is one of the greatest tools you’ll learn on your sobriety journey. You’ll feel good knowing your friends, family and loved ones can finally hold you accountable and responsible for your actions.
You have Self-Control: As you start to build up sober days, you’ll see that this permanent change is for the better. Of course, there will be temptations, thoughts or even a relapse along the way, but with the tools and knowledge you’re now equipped with, you’ll bounce back to sobriety.
You can be Productive: Hangovers, cravings and the constant need to find your next fix made it impossible for you to achieve anything in your old life of addiction. Sobriety has taught you that you can successfully maintain responsibilities like school, work, even hobbies.
You can Cope: Unfortunately, many people turn to drugs and alcohol due to grief and trauma. Through hard work and continued therapy, you will find healthy coping mechanisms and develop the skills needed to heal.
You have Interests & Skills: Free of drugs and alcohol it is highly encouraged that you find fun, healthy hobbies to fill your free time. Rehabilitation gave you a space to try many kinds of activities, some you probably never even tried before! Now you can discover an unknown love of cooking, hiking, yoga, or maybe a hidden creative talent of drawing or music!