Growing up is optional, at least for some people. Those who tend to nurse their inner child never fully grow up, they sort of become a Peter Pan character, someone who embraces the inner child and learns how to have fun, go out there and just be adventurous and not care what people think. Learn more about the power of embracing your inner child and how it can help you take ownership of your recovery.
When you think about who you are and what you want, it is important to practice self-care that helps you align with this goal. This means doing things around the house that inspire you like hanging plants or putting in nice furniture than those from the thrift shop. It means growing up as a man and finally learning how to cook healthy, nutritious food and take care of your one and only body. It may be giving up those things you keep hanging onto (physically, mentally, spiritually) that hold you back. When you think about clutter, think about all the forms it takes and begin to pare down what does not support you feeling like that happy-go-lucky child you desire to be.
Think About Confidence
Confidence is something everyone can increase. It is one of those things that may wane over time when bumps in the road come along. Now you are in recovery, you may be thinking about just how much you have lost on this side of addiction. Try to forget about those things and focus on building your confidence back up. You are ready to go on and take the world by the horns. You deserve it.
Whether it is at home or out in the world, find spaces and places where you can simply play. Children love to play. In fact, it is how their brains are wired to learn. They need exercise, activity, play, interaction, and imagination to utilize their brains to the fullest potential. When you consider how you learn, think about bringing play into it. Try the following tips:
- Get into nature more
- Follow your passion and heart
- Just do the first thing that comes to mind when you have a free day
- Don’t stop dreaming of your goals in recovery
- Learn creative skills you’ve put off
The truth is, we are exactly where we are meant to be. Time will go whether we like it or not but we should be prepared to have some fun in the meantime by learning to tap into our inner child and give voice to that little person that says to go and enjoy life, even if just for one day.
Mindset is very important in recovery. The Last Resort helps you hone a positive mindset with our programs and services. We strive to provide a place of enrichment that cultivates the inner as well as the outer journey of recovery. However you find your way to the Last Resort, we endeavor to provide a haven where you can journey through recovery feeling like your life and story have meaning and a purpose. Call us to find out more: 512-750-6750.