In order to complete rehab and remain drug free for life, it is important to get rid of your insecurities. They come in different forms, and everyone suffers from it. Maintaining your insecurity after completing rehab will impact your growth and make it that much harder to remain free from drugs such as alcohol. Below are some tips that will help you overcome your insecurities.
Don’t Make Comparisons Between Yourself And Others
This is a common mistake that is made by recovering addicts. Each person is different, with a unique background, history and circumstances. As such, comparing yourself to others will do more harm than good, and it is wiser to credit yourself for the things you have accomplished. This will build your self-esteem while giving you a greater appreciation for your progress.
Understand The Things That Make You Insecure
It is important to identify the things in your life that bring about your insecurities. Once you know the triggers you can then begin the process of overcoming them. The last thing you want is for insecurities to take over your path towards complete recovery. By facing them and learning to control the adverse emotions they cause, you will boost your inner strength and confidence.
Don’t Associate With People That Tear Your Down
You will want to avoid being in the company of people that feed your insecurities and attempt to tear you down. These individuals will make it harder for you to recover. This can be tough to do if the person is a family member, co-worker, or close friend, but the truth of the matter is that anyone who tears down another person, particularly someone who is or has successfully completely rehab, does not care about that individual. Instead, surround yourself with people that build you up, who challenge you to be a better, stronger person and who can assist you in unlocking your potential.
Find Something That Makes You Passionate
One way of overcoming your insecurities is to have a passion which fuels you, which gives you a reason to wake up every morning. One reason why people begin using drugs, and relapse after attempting to free themselves is because their lives have no meaning or purpose. Once you find something that you’re passionate about, something you can devote your time and energy to, this will help eliminate the boredom and idleness that too often allows negative thoughts to seep into your mind, which can create the unpleasant emotions that likely contributed to your initial experimentation with drugs.
It is also unrealistic to think that your insecurities will go away quickly. It will take time and effort to eradicate them, but once you’re able to let go your life will become so much more fulfilling. This is the purpose of completing rehab, to end the destructive habit of drug abuse and replace it with something that is truly positive.