Content medically reviewed by Vicky Magobet, PMHNP-BC, on August 5, 2019.
Positive thinking can improve your mental and physical well-being. The power of positive self-talk can help you build a new life during addiction recovery. Focusing on happiness attracts other positive people and will help you build effective relationships, which in turn will make it easier to live a sober life with self-control.
Here are some ways that having a positive outlook and keeping positive people around can help you through addiction recovery.
If you make the effort to focus on positive aspects of your life and your ability to create a new future for yourself, your outlook will change. Eventually, more good will start to come to you. A University of North Carolina researcher named Barbara Fredrickson conducted a study on this topic. She showed that when you expose your brain to positive emotions, you’re inspired to write out actionable sentences that will help you achieve your goals.
Cultivating the habit of positive thinking will make it easier for you to approach challenges and take on tasks that looked difficult in the past. Your positive outlook will make it easy for you to:
Positive thinking can give you the energy you need to achieve your desire, which is sobriety. If you focus on the success of your treatment, you’ll eventually attract success. Whether you call it the law of attraction or the power of positive thinking, the reality is that you’ll ultimately attract what you think about the most. This phenomenon also means that keeping a positive mindset during recovery empowers you mentally. You’ll be able to speed up the recovery process and avoid relapse.
Surrounding yourself with positive people will help you improve your self-efficacy. Practicing self-efficacy is the act of believing in your ability. It's the confidence that you can take certain actions and achieve desired results, and it influences your state of mind, motivation and behavior. What's more, it plays a vital role in the success of addiction treatment.
It's good to know all the wonderful things that thinking positively will do, but how can you remain positive and deal with the negative thoughts that come at you so often? Here are some tips to help you:
If you need help with addiction recovery and want to keep a positive attitude during the process, contact Diamond House Detox today. We run a certified facility with medical providers, including incidental medical services that involve injections. You don't have to go to another rehab facility any time you need injections for medicinal purposes when you work with us, and you can surround yourself with positivity during your recovery.