Positive habits take a lot of time to create. Bad habits are much easier. However, they won’t help you live the sober life. If you want to be able to get past addiction, once and for all, you need to create positive habits. If you go home with your old habits intact, you are doomed to relapse. Take the time at rehab to work on creating those positive changes. You have help and can get an outsider’s perspective on how beneficial each habit can really be.
While in rehab, there are many therapeutic activities that you may partake in. Each rehab is different, and offers different activities. You will need to ask the rehabs you consider which activities they offer, so you can pick which ones sound beneficial to you. Some will help you more than others. You can then decide which activities to do on your own, and which will include a group. Participation is the best way to get yourself moving forward through the recovery process. Making sure that you actively work with the activities at rehab, gives you the best leg up when you go home.
Equine therapy during luxury rehab is a great way of feeling better. The horses love the attention, and love giving you attention in return. There have been many studies about how much animal therapy can help people. While recovering from an addiction, you need some consistent positives. This lets you feel good about going through a harsh process. By turning to equine therapy during luxury rehab, you get these positives, among other things.
I found an entirely new way to look at life once I opened up at rehab. My life began to open before me, and I finally saw opportunities. I am grateful for what I see out of life now. Before, I saw my struggles. I saw how stuck I was where I was at. It took me seeing things in a new light for me to really see what life had to offer. I am so grateful for this new perspective. It makes my life so much richer and fuller than I ever thought possible.
I learned the most during the quiet at rehab. That’s when I took what we talked about in therapy, and processed it. It wasn’t that I didn’t learn a lot in therapy, I just learned more when I went back over what happened in my head. The reflection helped me come to grips with what was really going on. When rehab would wind down and get quiet, my time officially began. I still think back on the quiet at rehab as one of my fondest memories.
Participating in addiction therapy is the best way to not get bogged down by negativity. It allows you to work through harmful emotions. If you don’t keep up with those emotions, they can derail your progress. By dealing with things like anger and regret, you have the opportunity to get on with life after recovery. Don’t give negative emotions stall your recovery progress, or worse, cause a relapse. Deal with each of the emotions present during rehab so that you remain in control when you get home.
If you encounter distracted therapists at rehab, you need to be careful. Therapists that aren’t paying attention may offer poor advice. You want to make sure that your therapist is listening to your situation. That way, they can suggest things to you that can work with your life. If you notice your therapist paying attention to anything other than what you are saying, talk to them about it. Those who correct the issue may simply be having a bad day. However, rarely you may find someone that doesn’t try to fix it. In that case, it is time to find a new therapist.
To get to where I had the right perspective going into sobriety, I went through horse therapy. It wasn’t offered everywhere. I went to a specific rehab for it. I always had a significant bond with animals. That started when I was a child. When making the choice to get sober, I had to go back to something positive from my past. That bond came to mind, so my focus became finding a rehab that offered animal therapy. I opted to go with horses because of their demeanor and gentle nature. I’m so glad I did.
Learning to love myself was likely the most difficult thing that I have ever had to do. I went to luxury rehab when I was 26, thanks to my grandma and grandpa. They offered me the best support system a girl could ask for. I had gotten into a little trouble in college and found myself in a rut after graduation. I could not hold a job, I could not get clean, and I could not get myself out of the toxic group I called “friends.” Luckily for me, my family saw where I was headed and stepped in. That intervention changed my life in more ways than one.
It is incredibly important that you find ways to relax after addiction therapy. This lets you unwind from what you went over. If you don’t unwind, you could easily become overwhelmed with what you learn during addiction therapy. It is difficult to sort through all of those things. There are a lot of emotions and thoughts that going through your head. By engaging in a relaxing activity, you can maneuver your way through without the chaos that often comes after therapy. Here are a few activities that may help you.