Recovery is a lifelong commitment that has its highs and lows. On good days, you may feel like you have everything under control and that things are going to be OK. On the bad days, you may feel alone and disconnected from the world. These feelings are a normal part of the recovery process. The important thing is to take one day at a time and to know that some days will be harder than others.
To help you smile in recovery, it’s helpful to feed your spirit with inspiration. This will allow you to deal with your emotions in a healthy manner so that you’re not burying them beneath the surface. There are many inspirational quotes that will jumpstart your morning and help you through a tough day.
Four Inspirational Quotes For Recovery
Here are four things to inspire you in addiction recovery.
1. “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present”. – Roy Bennett
Addiction has a way of taking over and robbing us of everything. You probably did and said things that you now regret, but you can’t live in the past. If you keep reminding yourself of all the things you did wrong, you won’t be able to move forward in your recovery. At the same time, you don’t want to worry about the future. No one knows what tomorrow will bring. Appreciate what you have in the moment.
2. “Forgiveness is a gift to the one who is hurting”. – Josee D’Amore
Forgiveness is crucial in recovery. In fact, Step 8 focuses on seeking forgiveness. At some point in your recovery, you will need to sit down and identify the relationships that were damaged and then seek forgiveness. Keep in mind that you can’t force someone to forgive you. Your part is to make amends and allow the people to forgive you when they’re ready. You also need to forgive yourself. You harmed yourself in the addiction, too.
3. “It is never too late to be what you might have been”. – T.S. Eliot
Addiction may have robbed you of some of your past, but it doesn’t have to take any more from the present or the future. Don’t let yourself feel like you’re too far gone to turn your life around. Though things may feel impossible at times, they are not. Each day that you get through puts distance between you and the addiction.
4. “The only way to succeed is to not worry about what anyone else is doing”.
Remind yourself that each person is on a unique journey. You can’t compare yours to anyone else’s, otherwise you may find yourself feeling inadequate or resentful. These emotions will only slow down your recovery and prevent you from being happy. The only journey that deserves attention is your own.
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