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Taking Care of Yourself in Sobriety

Our natural state of being is vibrant, happy to be alive especially after getting alcohol addiction help and beginning our journey on the path of sobriety. Yet, there can be times when we feel run down and worn out. This does not mean that we are lazy or unfit for the tasks in our lives or sobriety; it means that we need to recharge our batteries and find a way of keeping them charged. When we are new or even sober for a while it is not uncommon to spread ourselves too thin with service work. We are usually so excited to get the opportunity to help out and give back what was so freely given to us that we end up trying to do everything but if we are willing to delve deeper, we may discover that there is an underlying cause for our exhaustion. Perhaps it’s all the feelings that are coming up for us or all the work we have done when we go into a drug addiction detox or 30 day rehab. No matter what it is it is best that whenever you are feeling run down, take an honest look at how you have been thinking, feeling and acting. You will likely find a belief, behavior pattern or even a relationship that is out of alignment with who you really are. Perhaps you believe you have to be perfect at everything or you have been bending over backwards to get people to like you. Maybe you are dealing with mild depression or simply have too much on your plate right now. Perhaps it’s just the overwhelming feelings that come with first getting sober. There may also be people or situations in your life which are draining your energy. Once you get clear on the root cause, you can weed it out and better and take the next right action. The fact is if we don’t take care of ourselves we are useless to others. We are unable to be of if you’re being of service and getting worn out it kind of defeats the purpose. From now on, try and listen to what your heart really wants. It may take meditation, or just a moment of silent tuning in to gain the clarity you need, but it is well worth the effort. When you know what you truly want to do, and honor that in all situations, you will find that you will no longer feel run down.

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