When we’re recovering from our addictions and mental health issues, it can really help to start visualizing the lives we want for ourselves, to help us work to manifest them. Very often we get caught up dwelling on our painful pasts, or on our current difficult circumstances. We tend to think negatively, complain and be pessimistic. These habits don’t help us to heal or to move forward and can in fact keep us stuck in self-defeating patterns. We end up working against ourselves. We can become so consumed with self-doubt and self-judgment that we forget that our future is in our hands. We have the power to recreate ourselves and our lives, whenever we want to. All we need to do is develop the consciousness necessary to transform ourselves from the inside out.
What does your best life look like? What makes you happy? What makes you feel fulfilled? What brings you inspiration and excitement? What fosters your creativity and leaves your soul feeling satisfied? What makes you come alive? Visualizing ourselves at our best helps us to step into that higher version of ourselves. So often we give more thought to what has already happened in our lives that we aren’t happy with, or how we’re not at the place we’d like to be. We blame ourselves and feel like failures. We beat ourselves up and ultimately think and feel in very self-loathing ways. We’re fundamentally rejecting ourselves. How can we heal ourselves if we’re not giving ourselves love, compassion and understanding? We can only transform ourselves when we have the energy to make the necessary changes in our lives. Uplifting and encouraging ourselves, rather than disparaging ourselves, helps give us that energy, so that we can move forward and recreate ourselves rather than staying stuck in patterns we’re unhappy with.
What aspects of your life are you less than pleased with? Maybe it’s a job that you find unfulfilling. Maybe it’s your close relationships that are causing you turmoil and pain. Maybe it’s your nagging self-doubt and insecurity. Whatever it is, affirm to yourself that you have the power to change it. We are not powerless over our circumstances. In fact, the opposite is true. The way we think and feel about our lives is a direct reflection of the reality we can create for ourselves. Start visualizing yourself living your best life. What are you doing? Who are you with? How do you feel? What new thought patterns and behaviors are you giving your energy to? Making time to imagine and visualize your best life helps start the process of creating it, so that you can make your dreams come true and put an end to your suffering.
The programs at Bayview Recovery give you a chance at a fresh start, with a safe, caring and supportive environment to help you focus on your healing. Let us be your home for recovery. Call 888-570-7154 today for more information.