First let me say this, a lot of people have been on this road way before you came on. Ever taken
some time out to look at their lives and try to see the similarities you share? Just for a second
forget about the fact that they battled with their own addiction just like you. You may think that you are similar to others but you're not because God created us all in a unique manner and our addiction is jus as unique.
A lot of things in life could trigger an addiction from a painful injury to a sudden life change, but you don’t have to pack your bags and stay there. Some causes can be abandonment issues, abuse, verbal and sexual abuse, harrassment, nutrition problems, family
problems. Nobody blames you for falling into addiction, however help is out there and support is available.
Instead of allowing all that anger and resentment to overwhelm you, find ways to begin channeling it into being a better you. You’re being a better you for yourself not anyone else, because you must heal to overcome addiction. Yes, this life is pretty hard and difficult at times yet it is beautiful as well so begin finding the beauty in everything you do. Thankfully, you are still alive to read this article and I hope that you will begin fighting back.
Remember This Always
You’re one very special human being to many people around you even if you don’t know it, because someone is looking up to you. Also, you’re important to the universe, so I encourage you to cry or scream it out! Sounds very odd right? But, I want you to feel all the
emotions that you need too, so addiction has no place to hide anymore. I want you to remember that you’re not perfect and you’re prone to make mistakes but the mistakes do not define you.
You’re A Masterpiece
Just think about a vase that is chipped or broken on one side, do you fix it or throw it away? You can take that vase and make it into an unusual and beautiful masterpiece, just by adding gold or colors. Piece by piece, begin mending yourself with positivity and beautiful memories each day until you can no longer feel the pain that led you down your dark road of addiction. Therefore, you will find yourself chasing recovery and living in sobriety before you know it but even if you relapse don’t give up.
By, Crystal Amon
Understand this, a lot of people have been on this road way before you came on. Ever taken some time out to look at their lives and try to see the similarities you share? Just for a second forget about the fact that they battle with addiction just like you, that seems to be the first thing that comes to mind when you want to come up with a similarity but that’s not it. A lot of things could trigger addiction.
Abandonment issues, abuse, verbal and sexual abuse, harrassment, nutrition problems, family problems. A lot of reasons could trigger addiction and if you went down that road. We don’t blame you for doing that. Nobody blames you for doing that so you need to stop blaming yourself.
Instead take all of that anger, all of that resentment and channel it into being a better you. You’re being a better you for yourself! Yes, this life is pretty hard and difficult snd sometimes a lot of people just want to tune it off. But you being here, you still being alive to read this piece shows that you’re one very special human being! It shows that you’re important to the universe and there is still so much greatness in you that would be birthed out!
I want to encourage you to cry. Sounds very odd right? But yes, cry. I want you to feel all the emotions that you need to. I want you to remember that you’re only human and you’re not perfect and you’re prone to make mistakes. But want to know the most amazing thing? These mistakes you have made do not define you. Just because a vase is broken doesn’t mean it should be thrown away. You can take that vase and make it into an unusual and beautiful masterpiece. That’s what you are. You are that masterpiece. You need to start envisioning yourself in that manner. You are worth it. You always have been and you always will be.
I want to commend you for deciding to go on this journey and I want to encourage you that no matter how difficult and lonely this road could get; you are a masterpiece. You carry greatness and the world needs to see you in all your glory. I’m rooting for you. Always.
By, Crystal Amon
We are going to talk about tips and scientific tricks to feel calm and relaxed. The most effective ways to sustain long-term feelings of peace and calm are breathing techniques, music, and meditation.
1. Breathing Techniques
When feeling stressed out, try calming yourself down by taking deep breaths and relaxing each muscle group. Deep breathing forces oxygen into your lungs and relaxes your body. Try focusing on your breath for five minutes before doing anything else.
Music is proven to help lower blood pressure and fight anxiety. Listen to calming music or nature sounds if you find yourself getting anxious. If listening to music isn't your thing, simply focus on something outside.
Meditation is an often overlooked way to relieve stress, but it's really not that hard. Start by sitting comfortably and focusing on your breathing. Once you've gotten comfortable with that, start thinking about nothing at first (if you don't think about nothing, you'll be thinking about everything). After a few moments, slowly begin thinking about things that make you happy, like family or animals. Keep going until you're able to clear your mind and concentrate on nothing.
These simple tips will help keep you calm, even when anxiety hits you suddenly. Focus on learning and using these proven techniques to reduce your daily anxiety at home and work.
By, Crystal Amon
Domestic violence is a serious issue that affects many people in our communities. It can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, race or sexual orientation. It is important to know the signs of domestic violence and how to get help. Knowing what the signs of abuse are can actually help victims recognize what is happening and they may ask for help, especially when children are involved. Don’t spend another day being a victim of abuse, instead tell someone you trust and make an immediate plan to leave.
What is Domestic Abuse
First, let’s define domestic abuse and the characteristics that a partner may use on you. The abuser can be male or female, because domestic violence is a pattern of behavior that one person uses to control another person. It can be physical, sexual, emotional, or financial abuse. Domestic violence is not just about hitting or yelling. It can also be about controlling what someone does and who they see on a day to day basis. It can also be about controlling someone’s access to money, telling them what they can and cannot wear, or preventing them from seeing friends and family members. The abuser generally will tell the victim how to act in public, even around loved ones and friends.
How Does it Affect Children
Second, many children who grow up in homes where there is domestic violence are more likely to become abusers themselves when they grow up. Even if the children are not being abused, they will most grow up to abuse their partner. Yet, children who are being abused need help in becoming free from the abuser. Sadly, children in abusive homes depend on their mother or father, who is a victim as well, to protect them. There is only one true way to stop being the victim and to protect your children, which is by leaving the abuser. However, many children end up dying due to domestic abuse, so it’s important for victims to get help.
What Kind of Help?
Victims don't have to live with the abuse and there are things they can do to stop it from happening again. Call the police but be prepared to leave before the abuser returns. Pack only the essentials and ask family and friends for help. This may be hard, but do not allow one more moment of control or abuse. Dig down deep and look around in your local communities for places that help domestic violence victims, but don’t expect things to be normal at first. However, to truly become free of their abuser, a victim must recognize they are being abused and be strong enough to walk away with both most times. Then, they musty, work to become independent on their own and with the help of the local resources which they are given. Family and friends may help, but the victim must be sure it’s a safe and secure environment as well.
By, Crystal Amon
Are you tired of everyone voicing their opinion about how you should live your life? Do they constantly jump to conclusions about every aspect of your life, yet they don’t call or come by your home? These foolish people assume that you waste your money on foolish things, instead of paying your bills. Currently, Have you been in a stable home, which has lights and running water that you pay for?
However, they have no idea what your finances are, but these people will make hurtful comments. Unfortunately, these cruel people may cause you to feel as if you cannot do anything right, even when you are on the right path. Never let anyone in your life make you feel this way, because deserve better as a recovering addict. The way you live your life is no one else’s business, unless they are helping you out,
If these people are not paying your rent, lights, water, or buying you food, then they they have no right stickicking their nose where it doesn’t belong. Furthermore, they have absolutely no right jumping into your financial business or jumping to conclusions about what your money is spent on. Be sure to tell them in a loud a clear voice to “Kick Rocks” and you remember that you are a beast who is rocking sobriety!
By, Crystal Amon
Achieving your priorities and goals are an important step to take in order to be successful. If you don't have any priorities, it will be hard to know what you want. These steps will help you make a list of your personal priorities and set goals that you can achieve.
The first step is to set your goals and list your priorities down one by one. Be honest about your wants and make sure your goals are achievable. It is better to set smaller goals that are achievable than large ones that are not.
The second step is to stay motivated even when the going gets tough, because if you're not motivated then achieving your goal becomes much more difficult. It's important to set goals and priorities for your own work. This will help you achieve what is important to you as you try to achieve your goals.
Here is a simple list of helpful tips which can help you list your priorities and set your goals.
- Know what your goals and priorities are
- Consider what motivates you
- Get feedback from others on what they think is most important to them
- Ask yourself if the tasks at hand are aligned with the priorities that you have set
Your goals and priorities are the things that are most important to you. They will continue to motivate you into taking action, so you can achieve your goals.
There are many ways to set your priorities, but one of the best ways is to ask yourself "What’s the worst thing that could happen if I don’t do this?" You may be surprised by how quickly it clarifies what’s really important.
It's hard to be motivated when we're constantly being distracted by other things we want or need. But if we have a clear sense of what's most important, we can focus on those things and move forward with our goals.
By, Crystal Amon
Congratulations on making it this far in your personal recovery and ever winding road to sobriety. Start planning a private celebration for you, because each and every new day is a wonderful milestone. Always acknowledge your personal milestones, as you keep moving forward and rebuilding you life.
Rebuild our Life
Take a free course and learn how to manage your money, while creating a stable environment for yourself. Cut out all the stress in your life, by eliminating the people who are causing your life to become messy and full of drama. This will help make your life peaceful, because you won’t have to deal with the toxic behavior anymore.
Find Your Tribe
Do these people talk negatively and it makes you feel depressed, due to things the people you love say? Have they created havoc in your life while you seem to just get hurt? I’ve If so, you don’t need this type of person in your life. Free yourself from the craziness and find your tribe, which will love you just the way you are. Try to make amends with your loved ones, if you can and spend time with them.
By, Crystal Amon
Life changes, both big and small, can be a challenge to sobriety. From a move to a new city to the birth of a child, these changes can disrupt your routines and support system. It’s important to be prepared for how these changes might affect you and have a plan in place to maintain your sobriety. Here are some tips for maintaining sobriety during life changes.
When life changes, it can be hard to deal with. Maybe you've lost a job, or a loved one has passed away. Perhaps you're going through a divorce, or you've just had a baby. Whatever the change is, it's important to remember that you're not alone.
Look for Support
There are many resources available to help you through tough times. There are support groups, counseling services, and hotlines you can call. Friends and family can also be a great support system.
Ask for Help
It's okay to feel scared, confused, or overwhelmed when facing a life change. It's normal to need some time to adjust. But don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. There are people who want to help you through this tough time.
By, Crystal Amon
Recovering from active addiction is not easy. It's a long and grueling process with many hurdles along the way. But you can make it through, if you're willing to put in the work.
In order to successfully recover from active addiction, you need to be in a safe place where you can focus on yourself without distractions or temptations. This is why many people choose to enter a recovery center—a place where they can immerse themselves in their recovery and get back on track with their lives.
A good recovery center will offer an environment that's free from drugs and alcohol, as well as any other substances that might trigger your cravings for them. They'll also help create healthy habits for living a sober lifestyle so that when you leave the center, you have all the tools you need to stay sober once you return home.
When you're ready to enter a recovery center, you have a lot of options.
There are many different types of recovery facilities available: inpatient and outpatient programs; residential treatment centers; medically managed detox; sober living homes; and more. The most important thing is to find the right fit for your needs.
Inpatient treatment centers typically offer intensive treatment for longer periods of time than outpatient programs do. They also tend to be more expensive than outpatient programs, but they can provide better long-term results. Residential treatment centers are often located in beautiful settings where recovering addicts can focus on their recovery without distraction or temptation. They also offer access to medical care, including detox services if necessary.
Medically managed detox is another option for active addicts who need help with withdrawal symptoms during their first few days in withdrawal from drugs or alcohol. Medically managed detox includes round-the-clock monitoring by medical professionals who will administer medications as needed to manage physical symptoms like nausea and vomiting so that patients can safely go through the process with minimal discomfort or risk of relapse during this critical period when cravings are strongest.
There’s Sober living homes provide support while recovering addicts transition back into everyday life after rehab.
If you're reading this, you know that beating active addiction is a big deal. But, if you're like most people who have been struggling with addiction for a long time, the idea of recovery can be scary.
You might worry about what it will be like to give up your addiction and start over again. You might think that if you don't use drugs or alcohol anymore, you'll be unhappy or alone. Or maybe it seems like there's no way to get free from the same old patterns that got you into trouble in the first place.
But don't worry! Asking for help doesn't mean giving up—it means getting stronger. It means knowing yourself better than ever before so that you can make good decisions instead of bad ones. And it means having people around who care about your future—and yours alone!
By, Crystal Amon
People expect a lot from you. They expect you to be perfect. They expect you to help them with their problems. But this is unfair, because sometimes you have your own problems you need to solve, and it causes stress and anxiety when they pressure you.
Sometimes you can get caught up in other people’s problems and they feel like yours. When people expect you to help them out of a situation, it is easy to feel guilty. It can also be a lot of pressure when people expect you to solve their problems for them or give them advice or money.
People that have been through the same thing may not realize how hard it is for others to be in their shoes. Sometimes asking for help is difficult because you do not want to burden someone else with your problems. Plus, if you are going through a tough time, the last thing you want is someone telling you what to do about it. You just need someone to listen and support you. Once the problem has been solved, it may seem as though everyone forgot how hard it was to get there. This can leave you feeling unappreciated and undervalued, which can cause stress and anxiety as well. This behavior may lead to psychological issues like depression, sadness, and negativity.
People who pressure us and expect too much from us can drain our energy, lower our self-esteem, and undermine our confidence. They can make us feel like we’re not good enough or that we don’t deserve to have the things we want for ourselves. Setting limits with these kinds of people is a way to protect yourself from their negativity and regain your own power. You’ve heard it before: “You should set limits with people.” It’s a necessity in life when someone is draining you of your energy. You need to set boundaries and tell them how you feel. But what if you’re the one who needs to learn how to set limits? What if you’re the one who’s needy and always asking for help, or calling frequently? Maybe it’s time you learned how to let go and stop pressuring others in ways that are out of their control.
Here are some tips on setting limits with people who pressure you or expect too much:
Don’t start a fight over an expectation that isn’t realistic (i.e. “Why didn’t you call me back?”)
Sometimes we get so angry about something like this because we have our own expectations of ourselves and we didn’t live up to them . If a friend is expecting you to call her every day, but your schedule doesn’t allow for it, try not to get upset with yourself or with your friend. Instead, talk about a new plan that works better for both parties.
Don’t try to change people (i.e. “You’re so inconsiderate! You don’t do enough for me!”)
When we think of setting limits, we usually think of financial, time-based, and physical limits. We don’t always remember that emotional limits can also be healthy to set. When someone pressures you or expects too much from you, it’s important to learn how to set emotional limits with them.
Some people who expect too much from others are emotionally abusive. They may say things like, “You owe me,” or “You’re doing this for me.” They may manipulate your feelings in an attempt to guilt you into doing what they want. You should never feel guilty about setting emotional limits with someone who is emotionally abusive or manipulative; their feelings should not take precedence over yours, and you shouldn’t feel bad about saying no or telling them that their behavior is unacceptable.
Other people may be passive-aggressive in their expectations. They might “accidentally” forget to call so you’ll feel obligated to contact them first, or they might ask for favors in a tepid way so that you have to ask them why they’re asking before you know whether it’s something you’ll actually do. Setting emotional limits with these types of people is a bit trickier, because on the surface they seem less manipulative than those who use direct tactics like guilt-tripping. Don’t become a victim, instead set limits and be clear when you say no despite the pressure they seem to add.
By, Crystal Amon