As the year comes to an end, we all need a bit of encouragement for a new start to carry us through the New Year. Whether you’ve decided to start off the new year with new resolutions or if you are just taking it one day at a time, we have put together a few of our favorite quotes to support, encourage and motivate you in your recovery journey.
Let Yourself Move to the Next Chapter in Your Life
Often times when we are trying to accomplish something in our life, we unconsciously block ourselves from achieving that very thing. To move on to the next chapter we need to stop pointing fingers and blaming things we can’t control. This year, let go of excuses and instead think of ways that can allow yourself to move forward to the exciting next chapter of your life, ahead.
Believe You Can and You’re Halfway There
It might be a cliché but it’s your belief in yourself that enables you to get what you want in life. An accomplishment is not only about overcoming external forces, working hard and making the sacrifices, It’s also about overcoming the power of your own mind. RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE and by believing so you are halfway there.
Strive for Progress Not Perfection
Strive for progress, not perfection: When you focus on perfection you start worrying at every step. Your focus shifts to possible criticism and failure. Making mistakes is better than faking perfection. Making mistakes does not mean you are a failure, it only means you are trying and learning in life. Stick with the “P” word: PROGRESS. Working towards your goals with progress in mind as opposed to perfection will give you a healthier mindset to achieve sobriety or any other goal, no matter how big or small.
If You Want Something You Never Had, You Have to do Something You’ve Never Done
I believe everyone can easily relate to this quote. We’ve all wanted something in our lives that we had to go above and beyond to get it. The reason why many people don’t achieve their goals is that they aren’t ready or willing to do the work. Making the decision to achieve recovery from drugs or alcohol addiction is more than just stopping the use. It is a complete transformation of mind, body and spirit. Although in unknown and uncharted territory, if you are not willing to try doing something you’ve never done, chances are you are not ready to have what you really want, in this case, your recovery.
Celebrate Every Small Victory
Don’t allow your attention to be consumed with the obstacles that you encounter, it’s very easy to feel defeated and powerless if you let yourself to do so. Yes, there is always more that can be done for any task to be achieved, and that includes achieving lasting recovery. But every little achievement is worth celebrating which will, in turn, give us the self-confidence to keep accomplishing more and moving forward.
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Dr. Balta is the Medical Director at FCR for more than 10 years. Dr. Balta is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Certified Psychoanalyst. As well, as having Psychiatric Training at The Albert Einstein School of Medicine Psychiatric Residency Program In New York City and Psychoanalytic Training at The William Alanson White Institute in New York City. While working in New York City, gained funding Grants for the treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders from SAMHSA , HRSA and the City of New York.