Wellness

Wellness

Information and resources to help motive and support those trying to build a healthier lifestyle, both mind and body.

Improving self-esteem during the process of recovery may be a challenge for some addicts and alcoholics, especially if they are just entering early recovery. After putting down the drink and/or drug, it can be easy for some people to be uncomfortable in their own skin and count the traits they don’t like about themselves or what they would rather change. Being able to stop talking negatively and shifting gears to improve self-esteem can be important because it can give them the confidence they need to move forward in their recovery. Defeating or Improving Self-Esteem The pressure to be perfect, even…
Are you in lust or love this Valentine’s Day? Constantly wrapping your head around a person nonstop could mean either of these two terms, but the question is which one? Telling the difference between them can become increasingly difficult at times. If you’re feeling isn’t a genuine love for the person but instead a manifestation of a far worse obsession, this unhealthy addiction can grow catastrophic. Ultimately, your life may grow completely unmanageable as a result. Take this quiz to help you take a look at better determining whether your feelings are genuine or not. Is It Lust or Love?…
If you’ve had the bad habit of overanalyzing for most of your life, the thought of how to stop overthinking and living in your head may sound near impossible. Although allowing you the potential to be more in tune with life in general, rampant cycling thoughts can prevent you from focusing on daily tasks that would typically come naturally and living in the present moment. With each thought trampling the next, living in your head like this can drive you to madness. The constant over analyzations can snatch you away from experiences and bring you to believe lies. Stop Overthinking…
If you have blocked yourself off from developing veritable relationships with others, the root cause more often than not derives from an unhealthy perception. You just might find deeper bonds with people if you learned how to trust. How To Build Trust It has been mentioned before by many recovering addicts and alcoholics that yesterday’s efforts towards their recovery won’t keep them sober today any more than today’s recovery will keep them sober for the following day. This is a continual process with no end goal or finish line but rather a course that emphasizes adherence to steadiness in the…
Dealing with guilt and shame are two feelings that most addicts and alcoholics are familiar with. The only way to truly be freed from the burden they posses over your life are to manage them and relinquish the negativity attached. Early in recovery from alcohol and/or drugs, this may feel like a difficult task, but it’s not. This is why it is crucial to remember to not run on self-will alone and remember that recovery is a gradual process that can take a different amount of time for everyone. How Are You Dealing with Guilt and Shame? As active alcoholics…
Improvement begins with the commitment to make a change in your life. Honestly and earnestly being willing to go the extra mile and get out of your comfort zone to enter the process of recovery from your alcohol and/or drug addiction to admit you had a problem was pivotal. Embarking on this journey to strive toward this new way of living, you found you have the option of reshaping former ideals that no longer serve you. You can move forward to an exciting life that welcomes the enticement of joyous and free living. Make A Change Don’t Stop Getting Motivated…
It is not as difficult to find happiness as one might think. Here are some basic steps you can take to find happiness in your life and experience it on a daily basis. So often people associate feelings of pleasure with materialistic means and a tremendous amount of value is misdirected when people use other people, places, and things to determine their own and other people’s self-worth. Stop Comparing and Contrasting Constantly looking at what others are doing with their lives or what they have isn’t going to get you on par with them, and even if it did, it…
With recovery being greatly associated as an altruistic program, individuals in the community can experience double the holiday spirit this holiday season by living in gratitude and continuing to help others attain what was so freely given to them. The gift of recovery is essentially the gift that keeps on giving, which is what makes for a wonderful life beyond the addicts and/or alcoholics wildest dreams. In retrospect and after having some time spent away from mind-altering substances, the individual may have never even fathomed there would have been a holiday where they could have focused on the conversations with…
that corrupts the inner mind all the while preventing the individual from being able to complete typical tasks. Taking a look at how to stop obsessive thoughts from continuing to create disturbance in life can help alleviate the pattern of the catastrophe that the obsession powerfully displays and eventually overtime with repetitive practice may produce some relief. How to Stop Obsessive Thoughts Be Aware Becoming aware of how to stop obsessive thoughts begins with identification of the initial idea that is driving the obsession and directing your thinking in endless circles. This could look like your fears and doubts. A…
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