Moving forward can be scary, especially when I need to heal. Rather than being stuck in misery, though, I prefer to do everything I can to carry on.
I face reality. I focus on finding solutions rather than wishing that things were different. I accept my feelings. I examine my decisions and their consequences. I remember that denial holds me back and causes more anxiety.
I forgive others and myself. I free myself from grudges and resentments. I let go of the need to punish. I try to understand what happened without condoning the behavior.
I take responsibility for my actions. I resist the urge to make excuses or cast blame.
I connect with others. I calculate how much I have to lose if I allow myself to withdraw out of fear of being hurt again. I take small risks and show myself that I can deal with challenges. I deserve to love and be loved.
I find meaning in adversity. Overcoming hardships can give me new insights and skills.
I prepare for relapses. I recognize that healing is an ongoing process. If I slip up, I catch myself and get back on course.
I manage stress. Learning to relax makes me more resilient and stable. I slow down and focus on one thing at a time.
I ask for help. I let my family and friends know when I need a hand.
Today, I speed up my emotional healing and recovery. I take control of my life. My energy levels increase. I enjoy greater happiness and peace of mind.
- How can I use art to help me heal?
- How do alcohol and drugs interfere with healing?
- What is the difference between accepting my feelings and wallowing in them?