Just like the lobster, we only tend to grow & seek change when things get uncomfortable. Embrace life’s challenges & look for the beauty that comes with them. Life’s most difficult situations are the ones that tend to bring the most wisdom and blessings.NICCI
I’ve always had anxiety. To calm it down, I used to get wasted or spend money trying to cover it up with something else. Seven months ago, I went sober and am learning how to listen compassionately to my inner anxious voices. What I’ve learned is that it’s always about shame or fear. What I’m learning is that I can face those fears and resolve them instead of trying to sweep them away.
The parts of myself that emerged when I was drunk were parts I loved but was scared to show. Now, I’m learning to love my whole self, all the time. I never thought I had a substance abuse problem, but recovering is transforming my life.
Love all the parts of you. They deserve it. It’s how we heal.CANDACE
It helps to set goals for every day. Sometimes I feel lost or anxious or unease because I am not sure what to do each day and whether I spend my wisely. It gives me a sense of purpose and accomplishment when I set goals for myself every day and work towards them.Anonymous