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How to Develop Confidence in Addiction Recovery

If you have lacked self-confidence for most of your life, is it possible to develop it later during recovery? The simple answer is yes. Building your self-confidence will not only help you be successful in recovery; it will help you be successful in life.

On the contrary, when you have low self-confidence, it is often related to your journey into substance abuse and also a potential relapse trigger. Understanding that low self-confidence is closely tied to low self-esteem is vital, and the ideal time to learn how to rebuild and find both is when you are in treatment. When you have healthy self-esteem and self-confidence, it encourages you to be a better version of yourself.

How Will Creating Confidence Help Put You on Track for Long-Term Recovery?

If you believe in yourself and your abilities, it can help you avoid relapse. This involves learning to stop any negative thought processes quickly and efficiently. You can build your self-confidence and boost your self-esteem by:

  • Being honest with yourself and others
  • Finding your strengths
  • Identifying your weaknesses
  • Not comparing yourself to anyone else
  • Setting daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals
  • Trusting yourself
  • Staying in the present
  • Learning to practice self-care
  • Looking for the good things
  • Trusting your emotions
  • Asking for help
  • Finding healthy, supportive peers
  • Forgiving yourself and others

Why Is Developing Self-Confidence Important in Recovery?

If you lack self-confidence and have low self-esteem, you are less likely to take proper care of yourself. If you don’t think you are worthy, you may neglect hygiene or self-care practices, put your needs on the back burner, or fall into old, unhealthy habits. This neglect can have a significant impact on both your physical and mental health. Generally, people with low self-confidence are unable to trust others, leading to isolation and poor relationships. Your health should be your top priority, so self-care, self-confidence, and self-esteem are key to lasting recovery.

If you are tuned into your inner self, being mindful of your self-confidence and self-esteem can take you a long way in your life. A healthy amount of self-confidence can support every area of your life in addiction recovery. The Guest House understands that most people need some level of support and guidance to develop self-confidence. We will work with you to help you uncover your strengths, identify new coping skills, develop a self-care routine, and give you the tools to regain trust in yourself and others. Call us today to learn more at (855) 483-7800.