How to Not Give Up

You’ve made it this far, and you are still alive, so why give up now? Addiction is a cruel beast and it never fully goes away. Some days, you may feel like throwing in the towel while asking yourself, ‘what’s the point?’ Well, the point is, life is life and it won’t always be rainbows and unicorns. It isn’t easy, and it’s far from fair, but it is what it is, and you are a warrior in your own right, so don’t ever give up. Sometimes, this is easier said than done. There will be bosses, significant others, family, and a world of others that will disappoint you, but don’t let them bring you down. You’ve come too far, and you are a survivor. When the going gets tough, a few tips can help you keep the tough on going:

  1. Trust in Your Higher Power – If you don’t have a Higher Power (HP), find one. We are not alone, and when you feel like giving up, turn it over to your HP. Trust that what you are feeling is only temporary. Life is fluid, and staying connected to a power greater than yourself, will give you the strength to keep moving forward.
  2. Make Your Bed – This may sound silly, but if you hold yourself to the standard of getting up every morning, making your bed, and taking a shower, you are putting one foot in front of the other. Early recovery is hard. Sometimes, getting up and staying sober is the best we can do. If that is your best, then that is enough.
  3. Know That There Is More – What is going on in your life right now, will be drastically different 3 months, 6 months, 2 years from now. You will be able to look back on your life and see that this was only a hiccup. What seems like a big deal now, well, you may not even remember it this time next year.
  4. Ask for Help – We all need it, and it is there if you want it. Reach out to your friends and family. Talk to people at your meeting. Don’t keep your feelings to yourself, because they can and will kill you.
  5. You Have a Purpose – You may not see it just yet, but you are who you are for a reason. You will never know who you may impact, who’s life you may save, or how much you are really loved. Keep going. We all need you.

Getting help for your addiction isn’t giving up; it’s giving in to the fact that you have been fighting a losing battle. Call The Lakehouse Recovery Center, and begin your new life in recovery. You don’t have to live addicted any longer. Give us a call, we are available 24/7, toll-free at (877) 762-3707. We do recover, and you can, too. Call now.