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How to Maintain Resilience and Motivation During Recovery

Recovery from substance use disorder (SUD) is a person-driven process. It begins when you realize that you have a problem and cannot fix it on your own; you need help.

Reaching a period of recovery and a goal of life-long sobriety requires not just one but many people working together to support you. Even then, sometimes circumstances can seem overwhelming. You may find that sometimes intrusive, catastrophic thoughts happen. Let’s discuss what you can do to keep your thoughts positive in recovery.

Keeping It Positive

First, keep in your mind that we all have catastrophic thoughts from time to time. The best way to deal with catastrophic thinking is to challenge it in the moment. When an intrusive thought pops in, try reminding yourself how silly that thought was. You might find you can even laugh at it.

Research shows that catastrophizing is a defense response to psychological and physical pain and trauma. Let’s discuss some ways The Guest House therapies can help you alleviate your trauma and end catastrophizing during recovery.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Finding time to be still and silent has been demonstrated to have many positive effects on the mind and body. Most of us are familiar with the concept of meditation and mindfulness, but how many of us practice it regularly?

Breath therapies are a specific form of mindfulness. In Eastern medicine, the idea of the breath and its influence on the chakras and healing has been utilized for centuries to promote wellness. Conscious connected breathwork uses breathing techniques to help you bring forward negative thoughts, beliefs, or behaviors that linger in the subconscious into the conscious mind. Through this bridge of the mind, you can face those negative influences, breathing them out and releasing them into the world.

Finding the Music in Life Again

Music can have a tremendous influence on our thoughts. Music has also been shown to have a direct and profound effect on your brain chemistry and how you perceive the world around you. Through music therapy at The Guest House, you can interact with music under the careful guidance of trained therapists, allowing the music to free you and promote healing in your journey to recovery.

No matter your road to recovery, a path and treatment are available. Music, art, and mindfulness can keep your thoughts positive as you work toward a lifetime of wellness and sobriety.

Even in the best of circumstances, finding the motivation to climb the mountain of recovery can be challenging. At The Guest House, we offer many types of therapy that can help you think positively and bring you to a better place. Don’t climb the mountain of recovery without the proper anchors and safety net. Recovery is possible, and professionals at The Guest House are here for you every step of the way, providing therapies that help you become the best possible you. Call us at (855) 483-7800 and climb the next step on your journey of recovery.