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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Why Self-Confidence is Key to Your Recovery

Building self-confidence is core to a successful recovery. In short, when you feel good about you and your abilities, you’ll be better able to stick with your recovery and build a happy, fulfilling and sober life. 

Here’s a look at some of the many ways self-confidence plays a role in your recovery: 

  • You’ll have less fear and anxiety. The more confidence you gain, the better you’ll be at calming your inner critic and/or any negative thoughts and feelings that could cause anxiety or depression or prevent you from sticking with your recovery. 
  • You’ll be more motivated. As your confidence grows – and as you meet your recovery goals – you’ll find yourself more driven to stretch your abilities. Certainly, you may still experience doubt from time to time – What if I fail? – but your doubt will no longer prevent you from trying. Instead, you’ll feel energized by your progress and more apt to push yourself to reach your goals. 
  • You’ll be more resilient. Self-confidence helps you better cope with any setbacks (small or big) in your recovery. This is because confidence makes it easier to accept that mistakes happen and that you can learn and grow from any mistakes you make on the journey toward lasting sobriety.  
  • You’ll have better relationships. The more self-confidence you have, the less preoccupied you’ll be with your own self-doubt. This will prevent you from comparing yourself to others and/or feeling worried about how others view you. In turn, you’ll have more energy to focus on the interactions and bonds you can form with others and be a more present friend, family member or recovery peer.   
Let’s Work to Build Your Confidence Together
At Haven, we can help you gain self-confidence and learn the skills needed to create a sober life worth living. To learn about our cutting edge treatments and addiction services, call us today: 805-202-3440.