Many people look to the New Year as an opportunity to commit to joining a gym, quitting smoking, or making other, more significant, life-enhancing decisions. It’s often all too easy to find reasons to continue in the direction you’re already heading, but the new calendar year often inspires a moment of pause; a fresh perspective.
1. Embrace the present moment: Being conscious of your thoughts is the clearest path toward changing your heart, mind, and body. Also, awakening yourself to the environment around you will allow you to see positive opportunities as they come into your life.
2. An attitude of gratitude: Appreciate all that you have in your life and find ways to celebrate it. For some people this means making a list, taking note of all that you have. For others, expressing appreciation to people in your life is more important. Don’t forget to acknowledge your own talents and abilities.
3. Be mindful of the company you keep: Not everyone out there can be your dearest ally, but those who are, should be kept in close confidence. Surrounding yourself with people who reflect back the most positive aspects of your life is essential, but it’s also important to stay connected with people who offer realistic advice so you can remain grounded.
“We welcome anyone who’s made the choice to stop using drugs or alcohol,” said Pax Prentiss, CEO of Passages Addiction Treatment Centers. “The exceptional treatment team we’ve assembled at Passages does an excellent job of empowering our clientele, so they can move forward with their lives.”