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How to Become More Optimistic
How to Become More Optimistic Although most people don’t feel very optimistic starting recovery, developing a more optimistic attitude greatly improves your chances of long-term success. Optimism reduces stress, improves health, fosters perseverance, and most importantly, makes people believe they can stay sober if they try. Of course, it’s one
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Why Optimism is Important in Recovery
Why Optimism is Important in Recovery Most people don’t go into recovery feeling optimistic. Most people just feel like life couldn’t get much worse and they have to change something. That’s more like desperation than optimism. What’s more, many people seeking treatment feel depressed. Depression has many facets, one of
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How a Schedule Can Help You Stay Sober
How a Schedule Can Help You Stay Sober In recovery, one thing you definitely want to avoid is having nothing to do. Boredom is dangerous. You start to get restless, you have nothing better to do, so you start to think, ‘What do I normally do when I’m bored?’ Boredom
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When I Get Sober Will I Need a New Job?
When I Get Sober Will I Need a New Job? Sobriety often requires you to change something about the way you live. It could be that you need new friends or that you need a healthier lifestyle, or perhaps medication and therapy. People sometimes find their jobs are not conducive
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Why Sobriety Won’t Solve All Your Problems
Why Sobriety Won’t Solve All Your Problems There is a common narrative that goes something like this: ‘My life was terrible because of addiction. Quitting was hard at first, but now my life is amazing’. It’s a nice idea, but most people find the road a bit bumpier. Expecting life
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How to Break Bad Habits in Recovery
How to Break Bad Habits in Recovery Everyone has some bad habits. When you’re in recovery, some of those habits will work against you. Maybe you still smoke, or you don’t get enough sleep, or you spend too much time on Facebook, or you still spend time with people who
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How Substituting Habits Can Help You Stay Sober
How Substituting Habits Can Help You Stay Sober One reason so many people find sobriety challenging is that so many of their habits are built around drinking. Maybe you are in the habit of stopping at the pub on the way home from work, or maybe you open a beer
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