Having a focus and knowing your goals are good ways of making sure you’re set on becoming better. Rehabilitation can be tough on the mind. It’s best that you know your priorities and have an idea of what you’re doing to be successful in doing it.
Here are some rather interesting ways to make your rehabilitation more colorful. You may even find it enjoyable enough to engage in.
Create New Goals
When you first went out and entered rehabilitation centers, what was it that motivated you? Whatever that goal is, keep focused on it. Look at it and write it down, if you must. Do not lose it. Let a friend remind you, if you must. You must work at it until you can finally do it and it’s a positive memory. A memory, but one that’s great to look back on nonetheless.
Volunteer for a Cause
Making a positive decision like going into rehabilitation is already good, but working on keeping that vibe is even better. Volunteering is a great way of keeping that positive force going around. What can you volunteer at? Your local government may have lots of activities available. Volunteer at the park. Work weekends. The sky’s the limit.
Make plans, Create schedules
This doesn’t mean you just make plans and schedules for the heck of it. This means making them as a distraction for what addiction you’re trying to get rid of. It’s a plan of your day; it’s a schedule of things to do. When this fills up everything in your schedule, you’re going to have less room for your bad habits and more for positive ideas.
Take up new Activities
Activities never go away, truly; it only takes a break, especially if you’ve neglected it in the course of addiction. Take up your old activities—re-start them if you must. You can also start new activities. Take up a new hobby. If you’ve never learned how to draw, study it; learn to play a new instrument.
Take Inspiration from the Past
The one positive that you can take from the past is the collection of quotes that you can get a positive feeling from. Choose which legendary person you’d like to emulate as there are lots of them. Past presidents, founding fathers, take inspiration from how they defied the odds.
Being legendary doesn’t require you to try and win a war or conquer a country. Just by conquering yourself and your condition, you will prove that you, too, have the stuff of heroes in you.