When you commit to lifelong recovery, that’s a big deal—yet it’s also something that boils down to small habits and routines. For example, you’re supporting your recovery every time you eat a balanced, nutritious meal. You’re supporting your recovery every time you arrive for a support group meeting. You’re supporting your recovery every time you get a good night’s sleep. You can also support your recovery through meditation. Developing a daily ritual of meditation—in the context of a yoga class, in the context of spiritualism, or simply in the context of daily breathing exercises—can benefit your recovery in more ways than one. Consider some of the benefits of a daily meditation practice:
  • It calms your thoughts—soothing your anxiety and providing you with a quiet, tranquil frame of mind to consider the challenges and opportunities of the day.
  • Meditation can also be a great stress reducer—and stress is a critical trigger to relapse.
  • Meditation brings clarity, and can help you be sure about your goals, your next steps, and your reasons for gratitude.
  • Meditation can also provide you strength as you push through cravings.
  • Ultimately, meditation promotes good health all over—mental health, physical health, spiritual health.
The question is, how do you get started with meditation? You can sign up for a class, or you can start smaller: Use the Internet to help you track down some good breathing exercises. Get a journal and start keeping track of the things you’re grateful for. Devote a few minutes each morning to simply pausing, quieting yourself, and being in the moment. Meditation isn’t frivolous. It can have a real impact on your health and on your recovery. Consider adding meditation to your daily regimen today, and call Seacliff with any questions. Connect with Seacliff to learn more about the treatment and recovery processes.
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