Working hard in substance abuse recovery can put things into perspective. Humility is one of the traits that are helpful to have when looking to build a successful recovery. Shaping your journey around humility helps you see things differently. It may not come naturally to you, but you can work towards this goal if you put in some effort early on. Learn how to shape a recovery that is focused on humility and helps you find hope and healing.
When you serve others, it is a humbling experience. Whether you work with people who are homeless, or you serve others in the recovery community or choose something else, you are selecting opportunities to grow and change for the better. Serving others is also about demonstrating to family and friends your commitment to the journey of recovery. Addiction is inherently a selfish thing where you are always seeking opportunities for yourself, rather than ways to serve others. When you are humble, you can step into recovery with a mindset focused on serving others well.
Build on Gratitude
A strong foundation in recovery starts with recognizing what you have to offer the world. In recovery, you are focused on rebuilding a life that did not exist yet. It may have taken some shape or form, but you were struggling with addiction and not focused on creating a strong sense of self or core. Being humble starts with what you have and noticing it with gratitude. Being grateful for all that exists in your world right now is going to help you see this time in your life with a new lens.
How to Let Go
Expectations can hold you back from being humble. It may even make you feel more arrogant to have assumptions that you deserve to have certain things now you have fought back against addiction to be where you are now. There are not givens for people in recovery. Every person is susceptible to relapse if they are not watching out for themselves and their sobriety. There are triggers everywhere and a person who is not humble at heart is going to stumble over those blocks as they walk. Humility starts with recognizing recovery is one day at a time, little by little, the steps add up to bigger ones later. When you walk one foot in front of the other, you begin to see where it all leads and recognize that you are finally moving ahead and finding hope on the other side.
The Last Resort provides a safe, supportive environment for men in a retreat-like setting. Nature is an important component of recovery and healing. 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.