Gratitude is a powerful tool in the journey towards recovery from substance abuse disorder. Writing out a list of things you are grateful for each morning can help you focus on the positive aspects of your life and shift your perspective towards a more optimistic outlook.
If you are new to practicing gratitude here are some prompts to help you get started:
- Write down three things you are grateful for in your current living situation. This could be anything from a comfortable bed to a supportive roommate.
- List three people in your life who have been instrumental in your recovery journey and why you are grateful for them.
- Write down three positive things about yourself that you are grateful for. This could be a talent, a personality trait, or a recent accomplishment.
- Think about the progress you have made in your recovery journey so far. Write down three milestones you have achieved and why they make you feel grateful.
- Finally, take a moment to reflect on the opportunities that lie ahead. Write down three things you are looking forward to in your recovery journey and why they bring you a sense of gratitude.
Gratitude is not just a one-time exercise.
Practicing gratitude daily can help you maintain a positive mindset and stay focused on your recovery goals.