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Q: What is an affirmation?
A: An affirmation is the action or process of acknowledging a person’s actions.
In fact, regular affirmation is critical, especially in early addiction recovery. It provides emotional encouragement and support during struggles and difficulties in recovery. Daily affirmations are especially helpful. These are positive statements or phrases that people repeat to themselves as a daily addition to their thought process. The practice of using daily affirmations includes cultivating a positive mind that increases your self-esteem.
Words have the power to create opinions and define our beliefs. The right words can help you achieve everything you want from your addiction recovery. So how can you start affirming yourself?
Find your own daily affirmations that resonate with you. Then, say them out loud each day when you find a quiet moment to pray or meditate. For example, you can incorporate affirmative messages every morning with your coffee. Or, you can write yourself notes and put them on sticky notes throughout your house.
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These posters are a compilation of affirmative messages that you can use to lift your spirit during your recovery.
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Different Ideas For Use
Besides printing the quotes and putting them on your living room, office, or table there are many other ways you can use them. Here are our top 3 ideas.
1. Seek out a motivational interviewing counselor and work together on affirmations.
Motivational interview is a counseling style oriented towards motivating people to consider treatment as an option for their addiction problem. You can discuss these quotes with your counselor and talk about your expectation from treatment, list the pros and cons of treatment before you make a final decision about treatment.
2. Celebrate each day in sobriety.
Each success in recovery deserves to be celebrated. Even the smallest steps on your way to sobriety can make a tremendous difference in your self-esteem and inner strength. These quotes can help you find joy in recovery. They can also help you enjoy the process of recovery itself, rather than preoccupying your thoughts with the results.
3. Bring them to school as prevention.
These quotes can be a useful educational material at the classroom walls. Whether you are a teacher or a student, you can bring these posters to school and use them to open up a discussion during class where all of you will talk about the meaning and the impact these sayings have over you.
Other Sources For Addiction Recovery Posters & Quotes
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Addiction Recovery Quotes For Affirmation
“Know that every no is one step closer to a YES! Never give up!”
“A great flame follows a little spark.”
“If you were starting over today, what changes would you make in your life?”
“Bad situations provide the opportunity for great deeds.”
~Dee H. Groberg~
“It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
~J. K. Rowling~
“No dream is out of reach… you can do anything!”
“Take responsibility for all that you are and all that you can be.”
“It is not failure itself that holds people back; it is the fear of failure that paralyzes you.”
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
~Norman Vincent Peale~