Take a look at your current to-do list. Chances are, it includes errands and chores – things that keep your life running well and take care of those around you. But, have you thought about also prioritizing things to take care of you?
While “self-care” may sound a little abstract, it’s really very simple. It’s all about rejuvenating your spirit and nourishing your soul. Making a choice to reconnect with your spirit on a daily basis.
Practicing self-care each day can help give you the emotional and physical strength to pursue your personal and professional goals. And, for those working on their sobriety, it can help you cultivate a fulfilling life – one free from addiction.
(1) Set aside 15 minutes of reflection before bedtime. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life. But, it’s important to take a step back and press pause on life once in a while. Before you go to bed, turn off your phone and the TV for a few minutes and spend some quality time with yourself. Think about what you accomplished during the day and the moments that you cherish. Focusing on your achievements today can help fuel your dreams for tomorrow.
(2) Indulge in some fresh air. Carve out a few minutes in your calendar to spend time outside each day. Instead of eating your breakfast in the car on the way to work, take your bagel and cappuccino outside. Spending a few minutes on your patio in the morning can help set you up for a great day.
(3) Make your sleep a priority. If you want to take care of your emotional and physical well-being, start prioritizing the amount of sleep you get each night. Getting a full night of rest can help regulate your mood throughout the day and boost your productivity at work.
If you’re like most people, you likely have a busy schedule – filled with personal and work obligations. But, it’s also important to schedule activities that are designed to keep you well balanced and feel good about your journey 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. Contact us today: 877-310-9545
It’s hard to believe that Christmas is over but you can still celebrate the spirit of the season long after the decorations have been put away. Since you’ve been blessed with the love of Christ in your life, why not share your joy with others?
If you are on a path to addiction recovery and working on rebuilding your relationship with Him, consider practicing a few random acts of kindness throughout your day. By lifting up the hearts and minds of others, you can lead by example and give back to your community.
Looking for some inspiration? Here are a few ways you can share random acts of kindness!
The next time you get out the lawnmower or spend an afternoon raking leaves in your backyard, why not surprise your neighbor and tackle their yard too? Or, if you have elderly neighbors, offer to do their grocery shopping if they don’t feel comfortable driving.
If you like to spend your spare time knitting, you can actually transform your hobby into helping others. If you are fairly crafty, chances are you have a lot of yarn left over from other projects. Consider recycling those extra materials to knit an extra hat or scarf and donate that to a local homeless shelter. And, if you have some friends who like to knit too, ask them to donate some of their time to do the same!
The next time you drive through a tollbooth, consider giving the attendant a few extra quarters for the car behind you. While it may not seem like much (monetarily), you’ll likely make someone’s day a little bit brighter! And, you might even inspire them to do the same.
Do you know someone at work or in your neighborhood that has been going through a lot lately? You can bring a little joy into their day simply by whipping something up in your kitchen. Bake a few cookies, write them a quick note and leave it for them as a surprise.
One of the easiest ways to help others is to simply show your respect. The next time you’re in busy traffic, slow down a little bit and let fellow drivers merge into your lane if they need.
Developing sober living life skills during outpatient care is an important part of addiction recovery.
When you need outpatient treatment services from a Christ-based facility, allow us to help you locate and secure those services, and ensure they are affordable to you. Built on the same spiritual foundations as the inpatient facilities and detox services we offer, the use of outpatient drug and alcohol, mental health or other services can be used to build on the recovery you gained at inpatient rehabilitation, or employed as a standalone method of recovery. Call Christian Rehab Network at (877) 310-9545 to learn more.
In this excerpt from The Lord’s Prayer, it touches on one of the most powerful pillars of Christianity. How critical it is to forgive yourself and others. Think about it. Would you want to live in a world where people held grudges indefinitely and constantly reminded you of the mistakes you’ve made along the way? Of course not.
And, learning how to adopt a more forgiving attitude is especially important for those casting off a lifestyle of addiction. By freeing yourself from negativity and choosing to embrace yourself and others in a more positive light, you can reduce your risk relapse and protect your hard-earned sobriety.
If you’d like to cultivate a more sympathetic mindset, consider adopting some of these strategies of forgiveness – to open your mind and your heart.
When you see a friend or family member, do you really see the whole person? Or, do you immediately recall each and every grievance you have against them? People are human and everyone makes mistakes. The next time you start to mentally run through a list of past missteps, pause and ask yourself if you would like to be judged in the same critical way.
A big part of addiction recovery is all about taking responsibility for your actions. If you want to apologize to a friend or family member for something you did as a result of living with an addiction, pull them aside and talk to them privately. Initially, they may not be comfortable talking about it in a public setting. And, they’ll be more likely to pay attention to what you’re saying without being distracted.
If you know that forgiving others for prior mistakes is the Christian thing to do, you also need to extend that same courtesy to yourself. Use what you have learned as a stepping stone towards the future. Beating yourself up over and over again doesn’t support your journey to sobriety.
At Christian Rehab Network, we believe in the healing power of Christ-centered addiction recovery rehabilitation. Using a comprehensive approach to treatment, our unique programming is centered around prayer, scripture study and teachings from the Bible. If you are searching for help strengthening your relationship with Christ while overcoming an addiction to drugs or alcohol, call (877) 310-9545 to learn more.