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.
How I Created Positive Habits While at Rehab
I went to luxury rehab because my dad wanted to help me get past an addiction to club drugs. While I wasn’t sure I actually needed rehab, I obliged his request. The first few days were awful, but as time went on, I started feeling better. Then I started participating in the therapy sessions, and really began to see how screwed up my lifestyle was. Maybe my dad was right, but I wasn’t about to admit that at the time.
I talked with one of my counselors on a regular basis about how my dad was overreacting. Then the conversations changed to what I was doing. Soon I began to see my mistakes, and the habits I’d created. That’s when I started putting old habits away, and creating new, positive habits. Instead of drinking wine, beer, or hard liquor, I opted for water and tea. Research and advice told me those were really good for me, especially now. Instead of unhealthy foods, I ate well-balanced meals. The more nutrition I could pack into a meal, the better I ate it. I even went so far as to remove people from my contacts that were bad influences on me. It was weird, but also cleansing.
How My Positive Habits Helped Me At Home
When I went home, I kept focused on my new, positive habits. I worked hard to eat right, take care of myself, and stay clean. During rehab, one of the habits I picked up was taking responsibility for my actions. I even made a point of telling my dad thank you and he was right to send me there. It has helped us get closer, and I really appreciate his advice now. I’m glad I went, and I encourage others to do the same. If you need help getting past an addiction, consider starting with the advice of people who care about you deeply.