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5 Journal Prompts for Addiction Recovery

by on Thursday, March 18th, 2021

journaling for addiction recovery

The majority of mental health professionals will agree that journaling is an excellent way to release any negative emotions, anxieties, unwanted thoughts, and more. Many recommend journaling to practice calming techniques, gratitude, self-reflection, and other essential methods for recovery. However, many individuals do not know what to write about to benefit their recovery. Having a journal prompt can help you get started. Here are five journal prompts to help your recovery.

What Scares Me the Most About Recovery?

This prompt is especially great for those in early recovery, as they can reflect on what they are most anxious about in their journey. Recovery should not be taken lightly, and there will be difficult days ahead. However, it is essential to remember that recovery is necessary and possible. You can do it.

Name Five Things You’re Grateful For

When you can’t find the sunshine on a bad day, it is all too easy to have negative thoughts. On these days, you need to practice gratitude the most, as it will help remind you of the good things in life. Naming just five things you are grateful for can help you see the good in your life when everything seems negative.

How Can I Practice Self-Love?

There are times in your recovery when you may be slacking on self-love. When these times come, it is essential to recognize what self-love methods you can take part in to boost your mood and improve your day. Come up with healthy things that work for you when it comes to spending time with yourself. Refer back to this entry for future use.

How Can I Be the Person I Needed When I Was Younger?

If you could give your younger self any advice, what would it be? You may have experienced struggles during childhood, but now that you are older and in recovery, consider who you needed during that time and work towards being that person now. This will help you set goals in recovery and think about the person you want to be in the future.

What Would Life Be Like if I Wasn’t in Recovery?

When recovery seems too difficult, it is essential to remind yourself where you could be without help. You most likely would be in a far more negative situation with no hope of getting out of it. This prompt serves to remind you of where you could be and how lucky you are to be where you are now.

Journaling is an excellent way to relieve some of the stress, depression, and anxiety that can sometimes accompany addiction recovery. However, you may not know how to get started; this is where journaling prompts come in. Journaling prompts can guide you on what to write and help you dive deeper into the subjects at hand. At Restorations Therapy, we believe that holding in your emotions does more harm than good. Journaling and other coping methods can help enhance your recovery experience. Call us today at (720) 446-6585 to learn more about our individualized programs and various therapies.

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