A lot of people talk about things like “grit” and “determination” these days - and for good reason. Having a resilient attitude is an invaluable skill to possess. With it, you can navigate life with more confidence, maintain a positive outlook and reduce your risk of turning to drugs and alcohol during stressful situations.
No matter where you are on your journey in life, you can learn to become more resilient and get back up when life seems to (temporarily) knock you down. If you want to tap into your own inner strength during a journey of addiction recovery, consider adopting some the following strategies to become more emotionally resilient in the face of adversity.
(1) Develop a strong social network. In a 1624 work, English poet John Donne wrote ‘No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main,’ and that description still holds true today. By having the support of a wider group of friends and family to lean on, you can weather the emotional storms of life with the support of those around you.
(2) Cultivate a sense of purpose. An important part of becoming more resilient is finding a connection between your life and a higher calling. By finding a sense of purpose in your life - teaching others about Christ or supporting a non-profit in your community – you can leverage a more holistic and long-term outlook to inform your perspective.
(3) Shift your focus from the problem to a solution. If your car breaks down on the highway, your immediate instinct might be to call a friend to complain or talk about your woes on social media. But, how does that improve your current situation? Instead of focusing on the problem at hand, shift your focus and start brain-storming solutions, you’ll feel more empowered and positive about your outlook in life.
Whether you’re in need of mental health services, inpatient addiction treatment or supervised drug detox, you can rest assured the provider we match you with will be able to treat you with the kind of Christian-based care you need to heal your mind, body, and spirit. Learn more about our addiction treatment services for Christians by calling 877-310-9545.