23 Dec Recovery During the Holidays
The holidays can be stressful for anyone, but for those of us in recovery they can bring additional stress. When you’re battling mental illness and/or addiction the additional pressures to be happy and merry can make the holidays seem burdensome. It is important to remember during the holidays that you need to take care of yourself, and not let anyone make you feel like you need to do anything or be anywhere other than what works for you and your recovery.
Remember to take time for yourself, get enough rest, and stay away from situations that make you anxious or depressed, or that make you want to use if you are in recovery from addiction. It’s also important to be with individuals that will support you and build you up. When surrounded by family and friends who understand you and your recovery, the holidays can be magical, so make sure to spend time with loving, positive, and supportive individuals.
Recovery is Beautiful, and that is what those of us in recovery need to focus on during the holidays. Join us as we celebrate the beauty of recovery this holiday season!