Do you deserve another chance after messing up again?
How many times must you fuck up your sobriety before you finally get it?
The answer is this:
Keep trying until you get it right. As long as you have hope that you will succeed then, you will always deserve another chance.
You Are Your Own Worst Enemy
What happens when you fall off the wagon after doing so damn good? Even if you thought it was different this time.
You know what happens when you relapse. You fall apart.
You collapse. Mentally. Emotionally. Physically. You become a wreck all the way around. You will lose yourself, your friends, your job, and pretty much everything else.
Each time you go back out, it gets harder. Rock bottom comes quicker. Withdrawals last longer. And no one, no one is harder on you for relapsing then you.
You are your own worst enemy, your own worst critic, you are your own fucking nightmare. It sucks. No one will ever know how much you hurt inside.
Good Prevails Over Evil
The thing is that the more sober time you have, the more you learn. From working on yourself and your sober life, you know how good it can get.
Even though you relapsed, you aren’t about to get thrown back out to the wolves. You still have hope of a successful sober future.
So what happens next? What happens when you decide to stop falling and gain back control?
Bam!, the chaos hits. Your mind rebels against your new plan. Your own mind tries to convince itself that you can’t make it work.
Are you fricking kidding me?
This is where the fight comes in. The fight for yourself. Good will prevail. Kick that devil off your shoulder and get your ass back in gear.
Here’s how to prove it wrong! You have to prove to yourself that you deserve another chance at recovery.
Specific Ways To Convince Yourself You Deserve Another Chance
There’s always a way around obstacles of your past
While it might sound like an impossible thing to say; there is always a way to achieve your goal, even in the most challenging circumstances.
Indeed, if you’ve been struggling to find a professional position as a recovering addict or with a criminal past, you can embrace a work at home career. Freelancing offers the chance of a regular income if you can find recurring clients, without dealing with the risks of discrimination on the employment market.
The key here is not to let your past define who you are today.
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Being healthy works for low incomes too
Getting your life back in order can take some time. Remember, you should only conquer one major thing at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed.
Although, that doesn’t mean that your health is not worth investing in. It can be easy to convince yourself that you don’t need a health checkup because your past has made your worthless – but you’d be wrong to believe it!
You can check the Medicaid enrollment to see if you can be eligible with your income situation.
Similarly, staying fit doesn’t have to be expensive. You can start running for free, or you can even join a club if you need company to get motivated. The bottom line is that health doesn’t have to break the bank.
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Build a relationship without yourself
Your mind has seen you during your worst days. It knows the darkness within you.
Sadly, your mind can keep you stuck in the darkness. You might continue to blame yourself for mistakes that are long gone. Your mind is your worst enemy. The only way to shut it up is to learn to forgive and love yourself.
Start a new relationship with yourself, a relationship built around the person you want to be once you’ve recovered. Ultimately, you can’t get better if you can’t forgive and move on.
Help others and prove your worth to yourself
It can be tempting to focus on yourself and forget to build your path back to belonging to a community. While alone time is nice at times. (I pray for alone time lol) Point is, you shouldn’t fly solo all the time.
You can easily join your local communities through Meetup or InstaMeet and socialize outside your home. Find like-minded, positive, badass people. They don’t have to be recovering addicts but drug-free is definitely better,
Actually, you can choose to join groups that are trying to make a difference in the community. Whether it’s about keeping the streets safe or encouraging the youth to pursue education. Turn your mess into a message. Don’t expect to change the world overnight. But helping others helps your mind accept that you can do better.
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You Are Strong, Fearless, Courageous, and Beautiful. You Deserve Another Chance At Life which is Why You Made It!
Believe You Deserve Another Chance At Recovery
The mind is a powerful tool. It can let you walk through fire without getting burned!
But your mind can also make you believe you’re not able to cope with yourself.
Don’t listen to it! Train it otherwise.
Know that you deserve this thing called sobriety.
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