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How to Become the Change You Want to SeeTo say that many people across our country are yearning for change is the understatement of the year. With everything that has taken place in 2020, you may feel the same way. You may feel paralyzed with fear about what you can do to make things better around you. Instead of waiting for the other shoe to drop, you should become the change that you want to see to strengthen your recovery and use it to your advantage.

Be Kind

While others are fighting about politics or social injustice, just be kind to those around you to the best of your ability. There is no way that you will get along with everyone, but how you conduct yourself will be key. Your reaction is what you will leave with them and putting positivity out there will generate more kindness for others to follow.

Be Objective

Recovery programs often omit religion, politics, and outside matters as discussion topics for the simple reason that these are the common subjects that can divide a group. With this in mind, agreeing to disagree is the best stance to take. This does not necessarily mean you need to be silenced about your beliefs, only that you need to understand your audience better and know the appropriate time and place to fight fairly for what you believe. On the other hand, if you must listen to someone’s perspective on these issues, be open-minded and let them have their opinion because it is theirs to have.

Be Thoughtful

Think before you speak and be conscientious in your thoughts. Emotional sobriety means that you are sober, considerate, and helpful no matter what anyone says or does. Sticking to this philosophy may be a tall order when you are passionate about your beliefs, but you will get your point across much more clearly if you are thoughtful in your approach. By being conscientious about doing what you say and saying what you mean, you will strengthen your viewpoint and increase the respect others will have for you.

All the changes you make can be made within yourself to help you grow as a person and help you grow in your recovery. When you make changes like these that are effective for you and those around you, your recovery program is shining through. Everyone will feel the ripple effect of your altruism from your recovery efforts. Others will witness you making the changes you want to see and possibly make them take a compassionate stand for themselves.

The Guest House champions a holistic approach by healing the body with nutrition and fitness, the mind with therapy, and the spirit with community and self-discovery. Each of our guests has a story that created the circumstance that brought them to our program and will receive a customizable plan for their specific recovery. Our programs include many experiential modalities, including traditional therapy, conscious connected breathwork, equine therapy, somatic experiencing, art in healing, grief therapy, mindfulness, and other forms of therapy. Call (855) 483-7800 today for more information.