I'm finally ready to change my life completely. There a few goals I want to achieve in 2016 and if I'm going to be successful, I have to create a different way of life. After reading this article, watch the video below which will teach you 5 steps to making life changes become permanent.
My biggest goal is to get off drugs so I have to begin attending Alcoholic Anonymous meetings and register at an outpatient harm reduction program. I've been in drug treatment programs in the past and in one outpatient program that didn't work out because I relapsed a few times.
I think I can be successful at a harm reduction program mainly because they understand that relapse is a big part of getting off drugs. The counselors accept clients whether or not they are sober and they're pretty good at meeting clients where they're at, as opposed to requiring clients to have a certain amount of clean time. The only requirement to join a program is a real desire to get clean no matter how many times a client relapses p
Changing My Life Completely Means Getting Help
No one can truly change their life completely without help from their family or professionals. I'm lucky I have a team of high level professionals which are helping me turn my life around with recommendations and advice. You can get help from any of the following:
- Social worker
- Drug counselor
- Sponsor at AA
I have a social worker that's been a godsend the past year and a doctor that understands my struggles with addiction and has been supportive and non-judgemental
One of the things I'm going to do is mindfulness walking. It helps with emotion regulation which I need because most of the times I've relapsed was when I became angry over something trivial. I strongly believe if I can put my anger in check, I'll e able to remain drug free for the rest of my life.
Ready to Follow Advice
I'm also ready to follow any advice I can get which will help me change my life for the better. Throughout my life I have found it isn't hard to change. I've done it a hundred times. What is incredibly difficult is maintaining the change.
If you are facing the same struggles too, please post a comment. I truly want to change my life completely and I'm open to suggestions. Please be sure to post your website'slink so I can visit your site.
5 Steps To Change Your Life and Make It Stick
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Tired of trying to change your life only to revert back to your old habits? There are scientific reasons for what's going on in your body as you're trying to change your life, and knowing the right way to make changes stick can help.
In this video you'll learn the five secrets to change your life and make those changes stick.
Step #1: Know what you're seeking. To change your life, you first need a vision of change that's very clear and specific. If you're trying to break a habit or learn a new skill, figure out what specifically that looks like for you.
Step #2: Set trigger goals. Trigger goals are micro-changes you can set up in your life to help you achieve a larger goal. For example, if you are trying to build a new exercise routine, a trigger goal for yourself could be to get dressed in your workout clothing 4 days that week. This will make you more likely to stick with your larger goal, and ultimately change your life.
Step #3: Set improvement goals. Improvement goals are numbers with a date attached to them. These goals will help you set up a feedback loop so you can measure if you're moving towards your goal or not.
Step #4: Gather a tribe. This could be a coach, mentor, online community or even a friend who has gone through what you're going through before. These are people who can cheer you on as you change your life.
Step #5: Script your setbacks. Prepare for setbacks by knowing how you'll deal with them as they come up. Anticipate how you'll feel and react ahead of time so you're prepared and ready to respond in a way that won't throw you off your goal.
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