Top 5 things that I do for my Recovery
Meetings and Community
I can’t stay sober alone. PERIOD. This is stronger than just me and I know it. Whichever recovery program you choose is perfect. Find one that fits you. I love them all and get something from each one. AA has the 12 steps which have helped me discover the “why” behind my drinking and behavior. I also couldn’t live without my ladies' groups. SHE RECOVERS and She Walks Canada are my lifelines!! See links below:
Journaling provides me with a release of emotions and allows me to get out all the feelings I no longer want to carry. It gets the negative (or positive) energy out of my head and onto paper. Not only do I get the freedom from the cycle of overthinking or ruminating, but I truly deepen my relationship with myself. Go buy a pretty journal that speaks to you, it brings me happiness when I grab mine and start writing!
Moving my body gets me in healthy frame of mind. It releases endorphins which trigger the positive feelings in the brain and body. This helps me with my self-esteem and it helps maintain a positive, energetic outlook on life.
Nature coupled with hiking or walking is my greatest medicine!!! There’s something about being in the trees or by water that speaks to my soul. My senses get fired up and I have no problems being fully present. Nature somehow assists me with sorting out my thoughts so I can gain perspective in a way I can’t seem to by isolating at home.
I’ve never met more beautiful humans! I’ve been blessed by the many women who have shared their life stories and struggles to help me on my path. There’s an unspoken trust or bond you share when you walk the path of recovery with another sober sister. They have picked me up when I couldn’t on my own and I gratefully do the same. Surround yourself with others who give you strength and lift you up. These are friendships that I never thought existed. I’m blessed.