It’s hard to believe that it is already mid November and the holiday season is approaching. As many of us know, the holidays can be a stressful time especially for those in recovery.
The holidays are also a wonderful time to practice gratitude and stay mindful of what we are thankful for.
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The Importance of Gratitude in Sobriety
Gratitude is scientifically proven to take the focus away from your struggles, shortcomings, and misfortunes, and redirect them to the goodness in your life. As we transition into the holiday season it’s important to keep in mind what is truly important to us.
In addiction we spent most of our time lamenting what we didn’t have or what people did to us. In recovery, we learn to appreciate the things we do have and what people do FOR us. Gratitude is a simple change of perspective, but it can bring a profound shift in our mindset.
Sobriety and recovery have given us everything we have from the shoes on our feet to that new-found confidence we feel in our stride. Gratitude keeps us humble. Gratitude keeps us sober. The question that now remains is: How do we stay in gratitude?