Why It’s Important to Prioritize Self-Care
Recovery from substance abuse is a long and sometimes difficult journey. It requires dedication, hard work, and most importantly self-care. Self-care is an essential part of the recovery process as it helps individuals to manage their emotions, build resilience, and develop healthy coping skills. It also allows them to focus on their physical and mental wellbeing while providing them with a sense of greater control over their lives.
To learn more about incorporating self-care in your recovery routine, schedule an appointment with a member of our team at (800) 353-4673 today.
What Is Self-Care?
Self-care can take many forms, such as engaging in activities that bring joy, setting boundaries with others, getting enough sleep, eating healthy meals, exercising regularly, meditating, practicing yoga, spending time outdoors, and seeking professional help when needed. All of these activities are beneficial for emotional regulation and stress management, which are key elements of recovery.
At Mount Sinai Wellness Center, we understand the importance of self-care during recovery. We provide our clients with a safe environment where they can focus on healing without feeling judged or ashamed. Our comprehensive residential addiction treatment program includes individual counseling sessions, group therapy sessions, family therapy sessions, art therapy sessions, mindfulness training sessions, and more. We also offer recreational activities, such as swimming in our outdoor pool or taking walks around our 43-acre campus surrounded by beautiful mountains.
How Can I Practice Self-Care?
It’s important to remember that self-care isn’t selfish; it’s necessary for emotional balance and overall wellbeing. Investing time in yourself can help you become both mentally and physically stronger, so you can better cope with life’s challenges during your recovery journey.
Below are some self-care tips to get you started:
- Take breaks throughout the day: Make sure to take regular breaks throughout the day to give yourself time to rest and relax. This will help reduce stress levels while allowing you to recharge your energy and stay focused on your goals.
- Spend time outdoors: Fresh air has been proven to have positive effects on mental health, so make sure to spend some time outside each day if possible. Go for a walk, partake in an outdoor activity with friends, or just sit outside for a few minutes and take in your surroundings.
- Connect with friends and family: Social support is an important part of recovery, so make sure to stay connected with friends and family who care about you and want the best for you during this difficult time. Talking about how you feel can be very therapeutic, and it can also help give others more insight on how to best support you.
- Practice mindfulness: Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress levels while helping individuals gain insight into their thoughts and feelings, which is essential during recovery from substance abuse disorders. Try incorporating mindfulness practices such as meditation or yoga into your daily routine.
Here to Help You Become the Best Version of You
At Mount Sinai Wellness Center, we believe that prioritizing self-care is an important step towards achieving long-term sobriety and living a happy and healthy life, free from addiction. If you or someone you know needs help, please don't hesitate to reach out – we are here to help you become the best version of you.
Give us a call at (800) 353-4673 to get started.