Making changes in any part of life is tough. It’s never easy to decide you’re going to do something different and stick with it, but for those who are able and do choose to, those changes can be the best thing they ever do for themselves.
For many, the hardest part is finding motivation when they really don’t seem to have any. How do you pick yourself up and make yourself change if you just don’t have the desire? Sometimes, you have to force yourself.
These tips can help you to stay motivated for making changes all the time, even when you don’t seem to have the motivation to keep at them:
- One day at a time. Remember that you can look far ahead and imagine what will happen, but you’re not going to believe it or see any changes if you don’t start small. One day at a time. And sometimes, one hour at a time is the only way to get through the beginning stages of making changes to your old life. So, for now, just take it a day at a time.
- You can’t see progress if you don’t at least start. This one is tough, and so many people complain that they can’t see any difference, but the thing is, they usually aren’t really trying, either. Ask anyone making changes to their lives and even taking small steps if they see a difference, and it’s likely that they are. Remember, even tiny steps add up to bigger steps and major changes in life.
- If you don’t feel like tackling something big, just do something little. Okay, so maybe today isn’t the day to get started repairing all those damaged relationships. Maybe today is a therapy and nap day. Great. Just do it. Just make sure that you’re making some kind of progress each and every day. Remember, just staying clean and sober can add up to a big deal.
- When you don’t have motivation, look back at what you’ve accomplished so far. Just as someone that is working to get healthy begins to look at how good they feel when they work out, your recovery is going to take some time for reflection, too. And that’s okay. Sometimes, when we need motivational help, just looking back at what you’ve accomplished can be enough to kick start your progress again.
Finding a solid addiction treatment program can go a long way toward helping you while you’re making changes in your life, too. So, give us a call and let us help you get started with your recovery goals. You might be surprised at how easy it is once you get going.