Getting lost as a human being is one of the easiest yet most painful things that can happen. Going from an easy, breezy life in recovery to something sneaking up on you and shaking your world upside down is scary and confusing. When something like this happens we typically tend to lose sight of what makes us happy and what keeps us grounded.
Maybe you never wanted to lose sight of what matters to you. Maybe you didn’t have a choice because of the circumstances you found yourself in. Either way this is not the time to think about the “what if’s”, this is the time to put your head up and start a new journey, one that you’ll never forget. If you’re reading this it’s because you’ve already spent a lot of time thinking about all that junk. It’s time to be set free.
Tips on Staying True to Yourself
1: Get your best supporters and let them know that you are setting out to be the best you and to stick true to what you desire. They will totally understand and back you up.
2: Make a list of what matters to you the most. You can make this one fun! Take it easy on yourself and don’t think too much. This will help you to become grounded and get back to what helps you stay true to yourself. Exp. Sobriety, Higher Power and Family…
3: Stop focusing on others. An easy way to lose yourself is to focus on others. That is not needed right now. People can and have the right to take care of themselves.
4: Stay on your path. Don’t let the opinions of others deter you from staying true to you.
5: Write. Start a journal. Anyone can take 5 minutes to write, it doesn’t matter if you are a man of woman.
6: Set and keep your boundaries. Do not steer away from your boundaries. Stick true to what you have chosen to make right in your life.
7: Never forget that you are the number one priority. EVER!
We hope these suggestions help to bring you back to a place where you feel comfortable with being who you are. Remember that others go through this same thing and sometimes it easier if you don’t compare your growth to those around you. Stay on your path and know that you’re doing this to be the best possible YOU!