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Life after treatment can get busy. Recovery takes us to places we want to go in our lives. Our minds change. Our bodies change. Our relationship to ourselves and the world around us change. After treatment for trauma, addictions, and other mental health issues, we find a new freedom, given to us by the many therapeutic approaches we learn to take in our lives. Meditation, mindfulness, art therapy, exercise, relaxation techniques, and many other therapeutic interventions help us maintain our new foundation of recovery.

As life gets busy after treatment and we start feeling better, we can start to lose track of all the little parts of our recovery. We’re on the go all the time, which is a gift. Being on the go becomes problematic when we start choosing being busy over being centered, being emotionally regulated, and being on a constant journey of growth. Getting distracted from our recovery is a slippery slope. Days quickly turn to weeks and to months without doing some of the most essential practices we need to stay grounded in our recovery.

Thankfully, there are ways to take our therapies with us, like meditation and other practices. Though it is easier to say we are too busy and turn to activities like social media or playing with our phones, it takes just a little discipline to incorporate more of our recovery into our day. For example, we drive, we commute, we wait in line, we go to the bathroom- there are numerous moments throughout the day where we can apply some of our recovery.

We can:

Listen to a guided meditation when we are on our morning commuteTake breaks throughout the day to journal thoughts and feelingsKeep a small blank sketchbook and some colored pens or pencils with us for art therapyPractice various breathing techniques throughout the dayTune into our senses through mindfulness when we are waiting in line, at a stop light, or stuck in trafficRead inspiring, informational, and empowering booksDo mini-exercises in our chairs, our car seats, or when we are standing aroundDo stretches in our chairs at work, standing in line, or throughout the daySubscribe to meditation based podcasts or inspiring podcasts which help us relax, inform us, and inspire us

Everyone has a story of trauma before they come treatment. Everyone leaves with a story of recovery when they leave treatment. The Guest House Ocala is a private treatment center specializing in the treatment of trauma, addictions, and related mental health issues. Your program of care is customized according to your specific experiences and needs. Our luxury amenities provide the highest level of quality care and comfort so you feel safe, supported, and serene. Call us today for information: 1-855-483-7800