If there is one word to describe life in most of my 20’s it would be hopeless. I picked up drugs at 17 and got sober at 26. Those years that I was using I was merely existing in life, my only priority was getting drugs. I’d have all these ideas of my future like getting a college degree, finding a career I love and starting a family but that’s all it was, just ideas.
Self-care is a term often used these days to describe how a person can make positive changes for themselves to get healthy or feel better, but it’s also a way to keep your mental health in check. In this day and age, when the world is so full of stressful events and imagery, it’s imperative to make sure you can take care of both your mind and your body.
Addiction affects every part of your life, from your personal relationships to your financial health. Getting your life back on track can feel like an uphill battle as you struggle to find work and get started in a career you find fulfilling. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make ends meet, from starting your own business online to selling your skills in your community.
Creating a healthy lifestyle is essential in recovery. Our body is transitioning through physical, mental, emotional and psychological changes. I believe there are several different ways to create a healthy lifestyle and maintain it.