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Many areas of your life will change as recovery transforms your life. The nerves that come with trying something new or completing something stressful will remain, but you will be better equipped to deal with those nerves. If you’re just starting out on your recovery journey, these nerves may feel overwhelming. There are steps you can take, however, that will help to nurture your inner strength and give you the power to get through difficult moments and help you get back up if you’ve fallen down. Each day you choose to remain sober and continue on the journey to recovery, you’re allowing yourself the freedom to thrive. Take these steps below and think about how you can work them into your routine to help you nurture your inner strength.

Start With a Resilient Mindset

Your mindset can either give you the edge to help you get through a tough situation or make you question your every move. What you tell yourself is often a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you think you can do something, you’re probably right; if you think you can’t do something, you’re probably right about that too. Cultivating a healthy and positive mindset isn’t always an easy task, but it can help you get a headstart. The good thing about this resilient mindset is that it builds upon itself. Each time you make it through a difficult situation, your resiliency muscles get a little stronger. The next time you are faced with a similar situation, you’ll be able to have faith in yourself that you will make it through. You’re prepared and ready for the task!

Make Sure Your Basic Needs Are Met

Making sure your basic needs are met is a vital step to building up your inner strength. If you’re about to go into a job interview, you won’t perform very well if your stomach is rumbling and you only got three hours of sleep last night. Without that stable foundation, you won’t be able to reach for your inner strength in the difficult moments. Thus, by making sure your basic needs (and more) are met, you are preparing yourself for any challenges that you might face throughout the day. This means knowing when you need a break to rest and refuel so that you can be at your best when it counts.

Acknowledge Your Feelings

Acknowledging your feelings instead of pushing them down ensures that you are dealing with intense emotions properly, instead of allowing them to build up and fuel a potential future explosion. If you don’t validate your feelings when they arise, you are giving them power. They will demand to be felt eventually, and they will probably return at the most inconvenient moment. Intense emotions can be difficult to cope with, so treat yourself with the patience and compassion that you deserve.

Control What You Can Control

The quicker you are able to assess what is and is not in your control, the better you will be able to allocate your time and energy. No matter how hard we try, there will be some things that we cannot possibly control. It doesn’t matter how much time and effort we put into these things, because it will not change the outcome. Instead of wasting time and energy on something futile, use those resources to strengthen the things that matter. You have the power to make a difference and influence change. Use your power to help in areas that you can control. This takes advantage of your strengths instead of wastes them.

Get Uncomfortable

No one likes to be uncomfortable, but it’s something we have to do every once in a while. Nothing in your life will change if you refuse to leave your comfort zone. Everything you currently have is because, at one point, you took a leap of faith and went beyond your comfort zone. Your inner strength is there for a reason. Allow yourself to tap into it and use it for good. Each time you take an opportunity to get uncomfortable, you are nurturing your inner strength. Next time an opportunity presents itself, you’ll be able to take one step further. Consistently taking a step further helps to stretch your comfort zone, provide new and exciting opportunities, and make you more resilient.

Reach Out When You Need Help

Contrary to popular belief, asking for help when you need extra support is a huge sign of strength. You can’t do recovery all on your own. There will be times when you must admit that you need help. There’s no shame in that. True inner strength is having the ability to admit that you cannot do everything on your own and allowing someone to help you carry the heavy burden on your shoulders. Asking for help can also spur connection and gives you the opportunity to help others when they are struggling. Recovery isn’t a one person show. Allow others to join your team.


The Guest House understands that taking the first step and reaching out for help is a difficult decision. We hope to help make that a little bit easier. We have helped so many people who were standing in the same place you are standing right now. Recovery is attainable if you are willing to work hard. The Guest House is here to help make the transition as smooth as possible. Call us today at (855) 483-7800. We can’t wait to speak with you and get you started with us today. Call now!