Promoting Emotional Wellness in Recovery
When beginning the road to recovery and wellness, it can take a toll on one's mental health. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways that you can support your emotional well-being along the way. The experts at Tranquil Shores are here to share some tips to help you to look after your mental health and wellness while you navigate the road toward recovery.
Like many people, you may have kept a diary or a journal in your younger years to keep your secrets and inner thoughts and feelings. Believe it or not, you were on the right track when it comes to regulating your mental health and wellness!
Research has shown that journaling can provide you with the following mental health benefits:
- Reducing stress.
- Managing anxiety.
- Improving written and verbal communication skills.
- Strengthening critical thinking skills.
- Helps you to identify potential triggers.
- Helps you track your symptoms.
Practice Positive Affirmations
While practicing positive affirmations is typically thought of as a spiritual and magical experience, there is research that suggests that your words can affect how you think and feel. By willing yourself positive phrases to overcome negative thoughts, you can give yourself the following benefits:
- Reducing stress levels.
- Becoming more receptive to feedback.
- Improving self-esteem.
- Improving self-confidence.
Find a New Hobby
When in recovery, you may find yourself with a newfound influx of free time now that you aren’t spending it feeding previous habits. What better time than now to pick up a new hobby that you enjoy?
Along with filling your free time with productive activities, research has shown that hobbies can help support your emotional wellness in the following ways:
- Easing distressing emotions.
- Helping build new, positive relationships.
- Building self-confidence,
- Helping you to regulate your emotions.
- Fosters Feelings of commitment and responsibility.
Seeking Help at Tranquil Shores
Whether you’re recovering from alcohol or drug addiction, Tranquil Shores can help you every step of the way toward wellness and recovery. Our experienced clinical team of addiction experts is dedicated to providing unique and personalized therapy to those looking for help with substance use disorders in Florida.