Have you considered that you have the chance to decide who you want to be?
When you reflect on your life, has it come to the way it is because of a series of events that you were on autopilot for? Do you just follow the flow of the crowd as you go forward or have you stopped at certain times to really reflect on who you want to be?
It’s not uncommon for people to ‘wake up’ at a certain point and realize that life is short. We usually call this a midlife crisis. However, these times of reflection should be happening regularly in our lives, not only when you are 40 or 50 years old and ‘wake up’ to be shocked at the spouse, job, kids, etc. you have and realize you weren’t paying attention much of the time. Sometimes we get wake-up calls along the way and sometimes we don’t. It can also just be a matter of time and age. The more that time passes the more that someone becomes aware that they age and life is short.
But the important thing to remember here is that we always have within us the ability to decide who we are and what we want to be. We don’t have to walk around blindly.
This is particularly important when it comes to addiction to alcohol and drugs. It may have started off by blindly by following others or was something that made us feel better when we were struggling. However, by being on ‘autopilot’ and largely unaware of our lives, it turned into something bigger than us and got out of control.
Deciding who you want to be is about mindfulness. It means being mindful of the life you are living and deciding if it’s the life you want to be living. If it’s not, there is support to help you, you don’t have to figure this out alone.
At Silver Lining Recovery we are here for you and to support you.
With the help of our compassionate, professionally trained staff, with more than 30 years of combined experience, we can customize an addiction treatment plan designed for your unique needs, especially for those dealing with co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD. If you or a loved one is ready to enter an addiction program, call us at Silver Lining Recovery (866) 448-4563.
We are here to support you with deciding who you want to be and living the life that is best for you.