Everyday Recovery: It’s a Process!

Recovery is the process of continually showing up for yourself and practicing rigorous self-care. If we aren’t moving forward in our recovery, we are moving backward. Check out the process I’ve outlined below to take steps toward your recovery!

…and if you are ready…

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What does recovery mean?

A return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.

The action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.

Return to Health and Regain Your Mind and Strength

The Process 

  • Get Clean
    • Eat whole foods and drink natural liquids
    • Take out substances
  • Get quiet
    • calm external stimuli
    • calm internal stimuli
  • Reconnect
    • Body – Venturing into the forest to experience fully the physical sensations, both pleasant and unpleasant, and befriending what is found.
    • Mind – Creating a relationship with our thoughts and emotions. Recognizing how they impact our actions and/or reactions. Tara Brach says, “Cultivating a wise relationship with thoughts. We have to think about things. It’s not bad, but we can use thoughts to turn us to experiencing. Inside a thought (we forget ourselves) the whole world is shaped by the cloud. Being aware of the thoughts. Not being identified. Thoughts are thoughts, not reality. I don’t have to believe my thoughts.”
    • Spirit – Connectedness with earth (mountain/lake/tree), universe, God, or an energy greater than ourselves.

When we do this we create space between stimuli and response.

  • Identify Your Values
    • Ask yourself:
      • What do I want my life to look like?
      • Who do I want in my life? Who fuels me? Supports my growth?
      • How do I want to spend my time?
      • What needs to change? What needs to stay the same?
  • Choose how to live
    • Using our new skills we have the opportunity to practice our new found clarity everyday with each thought, action, decision, and interaction.
  •  Never Stop Growing
    • Do these steps over and over again and continue to be surprised with what you find. Uncovering your highest self is a lifelong ADVENTURE!

Recommendations for support

  • Recovery coaches
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Find your tribe! Daily/Weekly/Monthly groups (men’s groups, women’s groups, AA, OA, NA, CODA, Alanon, church groups, book clubs, yoga groups, tai chi classes)
  • Get interested – Read, listen, practice, explore. We live in a world in which access to information is incredible. Take advantage and absorb as much as you can or need to to allow you to take connected and growing.
  • Mindfulness Practices

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Author: Caitlin Hegwood

I create healthy recipes, share natural self-care tips, provide mindfulness practices, offer private and group yoga classes, and health and wellness coaching to my amazing community of wellness seekers. I hope you'll join me on this journey to wellness by subscribing below!

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