When people struggle with addiction, they quickly find that their self-care habits quickly fade quickly. They no longer dress their best or eat healthy meals. In addition, their sleeping schedules can be erratic at best and non-existent at worst. However, during the recovery process, it’s critical to incorporate self-care practices into your day-to-day routines. At Women’s Recovery, we can make this goal reality with our addiction treatment programs. To learn more about how we can help you overcome your addiction, contact our team today by calling 833.754.0554 or using our convenient online form.
1. Give Yourself Time to Wake Up and Start Your Day
The alarm goes off. You hit snooze a few times and try to get a few precious moments of extra sleep. This can set us up for a frantic moment when the next thing you know, you’re rushing around getting ready and running out the door. A scattered mind can be a tough thing to work through in order to go into your day with mindfulness and intention. Give yourself time to start your day. Start off on the right foot and set yourself up for success instead.
2. Feed Yourself Healthy and Nutritious Meals
This practice sounds simple enough, but how often have you been so wrapped up in what you’re doing that you realize you missed lunch? Our body needs fuel to get through our day. Without eating, we set ourselves up for blood sugar drops and frazzled thoughts. Be kind to yourself and eat three meals a day with healthy snacks in between. Bonus points if you remember to eat protein during those three meals!
3. Get Some Fresh Air
Open space can make for a better headspace! This practice sounds like some old wive’s tale advice but give it a try and see what happens. You can step outside, get some sun, and breathe a few breaths of fresh air deeply. At the very least, it will pry you away from your desk for a few minutes and give you a chance to stretch your legs.
4. Affirm Yourself
We waste a lot of time waiting for someone else to notice our accomplishments. Take control and give yourself some praise! Tell yourself the words you need to hear. If this feels silly, try affirming yourself just by really looking at yourself in the mirror. Appreciate the beautiful individual you are. Nobody will ever be exactly like you!
5. Connect with Others
Loneliness can be suffocating. Reach out and let yourself be known. Go to a meeting, have dinner with a friend, or send a text if you’re feeling a bit introverted. Invite someone into your world. We’re social creatures and thrive in connection with others.
Contact Women’s Recovery
At Women’s Recovery, we understand the challenges that women face when they’re trying to renew their life after addiction treatment. Developing self-care practices is one of many strategies that we utilize to ensure that each woman recovers successfully. To that end, we offer a wide array of treatment options, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Nutritional therapy
Each of these therapeutic strategies provides skills and coping mechanisms necessary to remain sober outside of treatment. No one deserves to struggle with addiction alone. At Women’s Recovery, we want to help you through the early days of treatment and beyond. With the help of our treatment programs, you can move into a brighter and more confident future. Don’t struggle with drugs or alcohol any longer. When you’re ready to start building self-care strategies and begin life anew, please reach out to Women’s Recovery today by calling our team at 833.754.0554.