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your best selfIf you’re in recovery, you’re probably always trying to find new ways to be your best self. Some days in recovery will be a struggle, and you’ll need more unique ways to be your best self. Other days will be a bit easier, and you’ll be able to get through your days with the tools you already have. Continue reading to learn more about how you can be your best self in your recovery!


Being Your Best Self

Whether you realize it or not, your thoughts drive who you are and what you do. Many of the things we do are unconscious to us, as we do them without thinking much at all. The more significant, more important tasks are the ones that we consider thoroughly. The more present we are, the more aware of our thoughts we can be. Once we take note of our thoughts, we can assess how our actions are influenced by our thoughts. This is the key to being your best self. Without thoughtful interactions with ourselves every day, we can’t take control of our lives and make better decisions. So, how can we be our best selves?


Situation + Thinking = Behavior

This formula, situation + thinking = behavior, is the key to being our best self. Whatever situation you are in, you are having thoughts about it. These two things combined can either initiate a behavior or deter a behavior. This formula helps show us that we cannot control the situation we are in. Still, we can control the behavior that stems from the situation. We can’t control others, but we can control ourselves. Today, make a conscious choice to think through all of your decisions so that you know you are in full control of your behaviors. 


Triggers and Truths

Even though we don’t realize it, we are continually making sure we are not in danger of being triggered. A trigger can be anything that triggers a fight or flight response in us. How you think about the triggering situation impacts how you behave. Likewise, your truths — what you believe — are always with you. We are continually thinking about ourselves and the world around us. How you apply your beliefs to a situation can also impact your behavior. 


To be your best self, you must follow the formula and help change your behaviors to be positive ones. This requires self-awareness, self-control, and the ability to practice mindfulness. You have the power to be your best self!


The Guest House is here to help you be your best self in your recovery. Call us today at 855-483-7800. We can’t wait to speak with you and help get you started today!