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Nutrition, Sleep, and Revitalization for Long-Term Recovery

A healthy lifestyle is key to recovery. Paying attention to how you eat, sleep, and take care of yourself can help you maintain a focus on your health and well-being in all aspects of life. The habits that go into a healthy lifestyle are a few simple ways you can increase your chances of success in managing your recovery.

Struggling with trauma, mental health conditions, or addiction puts you at risk for several health conditions, and the best way to ensure your well-being is to focus on caring for yourself in the best possible way. Learning to love yourself and take care of yourself is critical.

Five Components of Good Self-Care

Good self-care ensures your ability to manage stressors and live your best life. At The Guest House, we encourage you to practice as many skills as possible to ensure you stay in good health, which is why our treatment modalities are so varied. We know you have the potential to live your best life, and we want to help you develop the groundwork for lasting change when you leave. That is why we help you understand the multiple components of achieving good health.

The following are just five keys to a successful recovery from trauma, mental health conditions, and addiction to alcohol or other substances and behaviors.

#1. Get Sleep

Studies have shown that your sleep is critical to your well-being. Not only does sleep help you recuperate physically, but it also helps you process your day and any information you may have acquired. Getting sleep before a test or big presentation will help you achieve your goals more than pulling an all-nighter. Prepare yourself for success by getting some sleep.

#2. Practice Good Nutrition

Nutrition can make or break a person’s success. While obesity is on the rise, fad diets are also increasing. However, one thing that will help you stay healthy is getting good nutrition from fresh food sources and avoiding processed foods and excess sugar.

At The Guest House, we recognize the importance of good nutrition, which is why we use locally sourced products. We know the better you eat, the better you will feel. When you are feeling better, you can tackle recovery with more resources.

#3. Get Active

Being physically active helps you feel better. You improve your physical health and improve your emotional health. As you become more active, you may find yourself better able to cope with physiological changes relative to triggers, making you less reactive and more capable of coping. You also practice mindfulness when you are physically active. You become focused on the activity and can become more in tune with yourself mentally and physically.

#4. Practice Good Hygiene

Often overlooked is good hygiene. We know good nutrition, physical activity, and solid sleep are critical to your success in recovery, but so is good hygiene. Having a routine that supports good hygiene will improve your success in recovery. Brushing your teeth improves your heart health and makes you feel better. When you shower and brush your hair, attempting to look your best, you will find that you start liking yourself more and feel more capable of accomplishing your goals.

#5. Use Your Creativity

Being creative is one of many strategies for living a healthy life. There are some people who argue they are not creative. “I don’t have a creative bone in my body,” you may say to yourself and others. However, this statement is not true for anyone. Everyone has the potential to be creative.

Whether you are making art, writing, singing, or dancing to a song, you are being creative. You are also creative when you are cooking. While you may not accept this premise, the next time you find yourself trying to solve a problem, think about how creative you can be. Acceptance of your creative self will bring you closer to recovery and living your best life.

Loving Yourself Helps You Stay Present

The essentials to living a good life can include being physically active, eating right, getting enough sleep, taking care of your hygiene, and getting creative. The one thing in common with all these activities is that they are all expressions of self-love.

Loving yourself fuels your recovery and helps you stay present and focused on your goals. Having compassion for yourself regarding your life is critical to your recovery. Remember, your history of trauma, mental health issues, or addiction does not define you. You are an amazing person capable of big things. At The Guest House, we recognize you are more than a diagnosis and want to see you achieve recovery and live your best life.

Managing your health is essential to your success in recovery from any condition, including trauma, mental health conditions, or addiction. Recognizing that how you take care of yourself impacts how you feel emotionally and physically can inspire you to live your best life. At The Guest House, we recognize the importance of all aspects of self-care: physical, emotional, and spiritual. We help you find balance in all areas, and when you leave, we offer continued support through our alumni program. We offer a variety of services to help you achieve a healthy, peaceful, and fulfilling life that you can be excited about. If you or someone you know is struggling with trauma, mental health conditions, or addiction to alcohol or other substances and behaviors, we are here to help. Reach out to The Guest House at (855) 483-7800 to learn how we can help.