The term “self-love” may call to mind the image of a guru or yoga-practitioner chanting in leggings. It may seem like an idea that is far from your everyday life. However, self-love is one of the basic ways you can help yourself get through recovery. And self-love doesn’t have to be difficult. However, self-love can be hard to tend on your own if you are out of practice. That’s why Recovery Bay’s individual therapy program can help you learn how to be more empathetic with yourself so that you can better cope with new stressors in life. Learn more about self-love with our individual therapy program by calling 833.991.2955 today.
Healing From Addiction With Individual Therapy
The cycle of addiction is used to describe the cycle wherein you are trapped in a relationship with substances. This can be a bodily and emotional attachment. You may use a substance and then your body will become reliant on that substance. When your body is reliant, your emotional needs will become affected, too, as you use the substance instead of other types of coping mechanisms. This traps you in the cycle so that even if you stop using a substance, you are still addicted to the substance because you emotionally need it.
The cycle of addiction can bring up feelings that make you feel not so good about yourself, feelings like loathing, irritation, disapproval, disgust, or confusion. When you feel these types of feelings, it can be difficult to make strong choices to avoid substance use. This is why self-love is so important.
If you learn to love yourself, then you can better support yourself as you work toward sobriety. Individual therapy helps you to cultivate a stronger sense of yourself and your abilities so that you can remain strong when faced with adversity.
Ways To Practice Self Love In Recovery
There are many ways to practice self-love while healing from addiction, including some that you might not expect. Being kind to yourself can be as simple as getting a haircut or going for a walk. Some of the ways to practice self-love include the following:
- Live in the moment
- Be kind to yourself
- Keep a daily gratitude journal
- Let go of what you cannot control
- Practice self-care
- Take a bath
- Get a haircut
- Clean your space
- Seek individual therapy
- Allow yourself to be imperfect
- Check-in with yourself emotionally
- Eat healthful meals
- Go for a walk or a run
- Accept your body type as it is
- Keep learning
- Don’t compare yourself to others
- Celebrate milestones
- Follow your passion
- Treat your loved ones with respect
- Say no when you are overwhelmed
Self-love is a practice, so it takes much time to improve. Some of these self-love practices can be easier than others. Give yourself time and be kind to yourself as you go along. Self-love will get easier over time. Think of it as “how would I treat other people in my situation?” and direct that care toward yourself. Self-love in recovery can be one of your greatest assets.
Practice Self Love In Recovery With Recovery Bay
If you have been struggling with self-love, then individual therapy with Recovery Bay may be able to help you. Recovery Bay offers individualized therapy options to help you learn how to better practice self-love in recovery. Our personalized care will help you better identify your needs so that you can find strong ways to cope with the stressors of life.
Call us at 833.991.2955 to learn more about our individual therapy options. When you practice self-care, you can better learn how to direct love to yourself.