Open The Door To Change

‘Not everything can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.’

(James Baldwin)

Recovery means changes. We need to make changes in so many different areas of our lives. However, thinking about these changes takes a tremendous amount of energy far more so than actually doing the necessary work involved.

Are you afraid of change?

In Recovery change cannot be avoided. That is a fact. Recovery is something you have not experienced before and you might be afraid of the unknown. Changing your thinking is the first step towards your Recovery. The most important step you can make. It can trigger other changes, like changes in your behaviour, your relationships with other people, changes in your attitude to life around you.

It is important that we are not looking at these changes as negative.

Changes in Recovery offer new opportunities.

Look at this process from the positive side without fear and with courage. Things are not always as difficult as you presume. It is because you fear them that they appear so.

Allow yourself the luxury of changing and growing. Focus on the small changes you can make in the way you think.

Write down some negative thoughts that you would like to change concentrate on the most common ones first.

Read them carefully and then decide how you can challenge them the number of different, positive ways, you can approach that matter.

Read over your answers several times and try to come up with as many alternatives as possible.

Changing your thinking is the first step to changing your life.

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

How does my life need to change in order to recover?

What do I need to add to my life?

What do I need to remove?

What major changes need to be considered?

When we change the way we look at thinks, the things we look at change.