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Daily Inventory: 5 Questions You Should Be Asking Yourself?

It is easy for anyone in recovery to become complacent. Whether you have 20 years or 6 months, you have to keep focusing your attention on your recovery, no matter what seems to come in its way. If sobriety is not your number one priority you are that much closer to the next drink or drug, and once that happens, you will lose it all. It’s frightening, but it’s true. You can prevent yourself from inching closer to relapse if you take the time to take inventory of yourself on the daily. Ask yourself the following questions, and do what you need to do to stay healthy:

  1. Am I Helping Someone? – If you want to stay sober, you have to get out of your own head. The way to do this is to help others. When you are being of service, you aren’t thinking of yourself but of them.
  2. Am I Spiritually Fit? – We used drugs and alcohol to fill a gaping hole within us, and recovery healed that hole by teaching us to connect with our higher power. If you are losing or have lost your connection, spring into action to bring it back. Even atheists can have a higher power. For instance, some physicists say physics is their HP; we all obey the laws of physics without exception, so this makes sense. No matter who you are or what you believe, you can develop and nurture a relationship with your higher power.
  3. Am I Taking Care of My Health? – Your body is where you live and you only get one, so take care of it. Don’t load yourself with junk food as a way to cope with emotions. Nurture your body with healthy food, and move it for at least 30 minutes every day.
  4. Am I Putting Time into Myself? – Are you starting to pull away from the things that make you happy? If your meeting attendance is dropping or you’re rarely showing up for spin class with your friends, get back in the swing of things. Don’t beat yourself up about it, just get yourself back on track.
  5. Do I Have Any Resentments? – Resentments could kill you, and they do nothing positive in your life. Anger is one thing, but choosing to hold onto a resentment is another. Let it go.

No matter how far down the scale you have gone, recovery is possible. You can make the decision to embark upon the rewarding journey of recovery by seeking help now. Resilient House, located in beautiful Shreveport, Louisiana, is staffed with knowledgeable and compassionate professionals dedicated to helping clients build happy, fulfilling lives in sobriety, free from the chains of addiction. For information about treatment options, please call today: (833) 242-6431