Taking Risks Can Boost Self-Esteem in Recovery

To improve confidence, you must consider taking more risks. At least, that is what some people will tell you in recovery. That is not always true for some people who struggle with risking in the right ways. Addiction is about taking risks, but in the wrong way. Choosing to risk your life, health, finances, and family for addiction is not going to build confidence for the journey of life. However, taking positive risks can have a bolstering effect on how you feel about yourself and how you see recovery. To improve confidence, you can try a few things which may support you taking more forward-thinking risks with benefits in recovery.

Lose First

When you lose something, whether it is a game, or by making a poor choice, you can gain confidence from that experience. When you struggle and lose, you took a chance to put yourself out there. This happens all the time in dating relationships, but also at work and in life. If you take a chance on recovery, you might see that, down the road, it was worth the risk. If you are willing to learn from your mistakes, you can lose well at first and learn from that to boost self-esteem for future endeavors.

Know Your Goals

When you know what goals you want to achieve, you are more likely to take some risks to achieve them. It is hard to risk comfort for discomfort of not knowing whether or not you will succeed. The key is to think about what you want out of life and go after it. Analyze those steps and see what happens when you put yourself out there to go after something you’ve always wanted.

Learn About Yourself

Through trial and error, we learn a lot about ourselves. If you put yourself out there, you can discover myriad ways you are making strides towards your recovery goals, for instance. If you expect to learn how to navigate certain things well in life, you will seek those opportunities out with friends and family to make it happen. You can learn from the effort and become more confident as a result. Confidence is what gives you a boost for daily challenges and applies to every area of your life. When you are confident, you are less likely to struggle in recovery. Great confidence is rooted in accomplishment. That is not the end goal, rather a means of getting to a place of healing. You grow through risk and failure and the will to survive. It is a place of satisfaction that can help you derive lots of peace and happiness if you let yourself learn along the way.

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: 512-750-6750.