Importance of Motivation in Addiction Recovery
How important is it to have motivation in addiction recovery? Addiction recovery is hard, and on rough days, where cravings or urges are high, it is important to separate the disorder's voice from the authentic/wise mind voice. On days where you are struggling in sobriety or mental health recovery, it is crucial to have intentions, motivations and goals to shift the perspective to help you through the struggles. It is important to realize the journey is all about the work, and every moment you are fighting for recovery matters.
Motivation in Addiction Recovery
Motivation is crucial to recovery. My video below shares a recent inspiration I had and a new way to apply the lessons of recovery to my other pursuits in life.
Some of my motivations:
- My life
- My health
- My goals in life
- My family
- My friends
- Living a full, authentic life
- My desire and love of traveling
- To continue to grow, learn, and become a more well rounded person
- I want to go to Italy
This list continues to grow, change, and develop and that is the wonderful thing about motivations! It is important to write down and keep a list of what truly motivates you.
What Motivates You?
Sebelius, K. (2011, September 22). Importance of Motivation in Addiction Recovery, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, May 22 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/debunkingaddiction/2011/09/importance-of-motivation-in-recovery