It is that time of year again already. Out with the old, in with the new. We tend to take stock of where we are at the end of each year and make resolutions for the New Year. Unfortunately, many of us barely make it two weeks before the pledges are broken. But for those who suffer from depression or anxiety and are recovering from addiction, ringing in the New Year can be rough.
This is especially true after the past two years with Covid19 thrown into the mix. We have to come to terms with the fact that Covid19 is going to be a yearly illness like the flu or common cold.
How do you look back and plan for the New Year without becoming more depressed or anxious? As you have started recovery do not look back past that date. Use the fact that you are in recovery as a plus! Do not look past the date you started recovery because many will become more depressed or anxious as it will make them feel like a failure. However, you are not a failure, you are a winner! You are in recovery so there begins your new life and New Year.
Instead of resolutions, try setting goals with an idea to reach those goals. Let’s say your goal is to purchase a car. The strategy is to work extra hours as much as possible and keep your spending down. Stay on budget and save the overtime money for a car. Keep track of everything you save so, you have a ledger of your progress. Your goal may be to learn a new skill, how to cook, how to dance, etc. Just remember, set the goal, write out a proposal and stick to the plan. You will reach that goal much easier than you thought with an arrangement in place to guide you. We can help you reach your goals, contact us today 855-735-7449
Happy New Year.