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9 Practical Ways to Have More Gratitude in Recovery

9 Practical Ways to Have More Gratitude in Recovery 9 Practical Ways to Have More Gratitude in Recovery

This podcast is all about sharing positive advice and wisdom for daily life in recovery, and in this episode, I’m going to provide 9 practical tips to help you have more gratitude in recovery.

But first, what is gratitude?

The definition of the word gratitude is “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness” Practicing gratitude in your everyday life is more than just saying “thank you” or being internally thankful for a life that is free from addiction. Practicing gratitude is using your behavior to be an example of a person whose actions are guided by the principles of the 12 steps and then sharing that goodness with other people in your life.

Gratitude isn’t just a nice thing to practice — it’s essential for long-term recovery. Being grateful reminds us that even when things go wrong, there are still plenty of things to be thankful for. Being grateful allows us to take on challenges with a positive mindset and instead of seeing relapse as a failure, we can see it as an opportunity to improve. Practicing gratitude also teaches us how to love and respect ourselves, which in turn, enables us to love and respect others.

If you’re in recovery and you’d like to establish behaviors and a mindset that reflects gratitude, here are nine practical ways to practice gratitude in recovery.

1. Focus on what you have, rather than what you don’t have.
2. Ponder a recent life lesson you’ve learned.
3. Make it a goal to give to others daily.
4. Focus on the best in others instead of the worst.
5. Take an inventory of your life.
6. Start viewing challenges as opportunities.
7. Be kind to others.
8. Take time to think about the things you’re thankful for.
9. Consider something or someone you have now that you didn’t have in your addiction.

8 Ways to Deal With Cravings in Recovery

8 Ways to Deal With Cravings in Recovery 8 Ways to Deal With Cravings in Recovery

This podcast is all about sharing positive advice and wisdom for daily life in recovery, and in this episode, I’m going to share 8 effective ways to deal with cravings.

Cravings for drugs and alcohol can be powerful. Powerful enough to make you give up months of sobriety for the promise of a single high. Although cravings do have the potential to cause a relapse, they are a normal part of recovery and there are lots of ways you can get by without giving in.

So let’s look at eight possible ways you can cope.
#1. Find a distraction.
#2. Do something active.
#3. Focus on the present.
#4. Practice mindful thinking.
#5. Accept your cravings.
#6. Self-soothe.
#7. Develop a counter statement.
#8. Talk it through with your sponsor.

4 Tips for Social Anxiety in Recovery

4 Tips for Social Anxiety in Recovery 4 Tips for Social Anxiety in Recovery

This podcast is all about sharing positive advice and wisdom for daily life in recovery, and today we’re going to talk about social anxiety.

If you’re here with me right now, you’re probably in recovery and you have either been diagnosed with social anxiety disorder or you struggle with feelings of anxiousness in social situations.

First of all, I want you to know that you’re not alone. Social anxiety is a very common challenge for people in recovery. Maybe, like a lot of other people, you used alcohol as a tool to deal with things, but when it was removed, you were left with nothing but raw emotions and nerves.

Social anxiety is hard, but it doesn’t have to hinder your sobriety or your social life. You can learn how to develop a healthy and thriving social life in recovery. In this episode, I’m going to share four simple tips that you can start using today to learn how to cope with social anxiety and improve your daily life in recovery.

If you’re here with me right now, you’re probably in recovery and you have either been diagnosed with social anxiety disorder or you struggle with feelings of anxiousness in social situations.

1. Consider going to therapy.
2. Practice relaxing with deep breathing exercises and meditation.
3. Avoid social situations that revolve around alcohol.
4. Accept your personal imperfections.

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