Let’s face facts: We can all use a confidence booster now and again – and it’s even more important to monitor your self-esteem during recovery. This is because when you’re feeling low or down on yourself, you’re more likely to relapse or struggle with co-occurring issues like depression and anxiety. To the rescue: Some simple and study-proven strategies to build yourself back up again and take control of your sobriety.
Practice self-care. Skipping a shower and dressing in day-old sweatpants is a surefire way to feed into low self-esteem. Instead, take extra time to get ready for the day ahead. Feeling proud of the person looking back at you in the mirror can really go a long way in boosting your confidence.
Write down your accomplishments. Taking the time to recognize and celebrate even the smallest successes can help you counterbalance any negative self-talk. It will also help motivate you to meet any future goals or upcoming challenges in your addiction recovery.
Offer a helping hand. Switching the focus from you to someone else can serve double-duty: It will distract you from any negative thoughts you’re experiencing and make you feel proud of a good deed done.
Pay attention to your posture. Mom was right: Sitting up straight and walking with your head tall (aka good posture) can really do wonders for your confidence. It will also give others a better perception of you, which never hurts!
Become a Stronger Man at 10 Acre Ranch
At 10 Acre Ranch, we specialize in helping men who are battling an addiction to drugs or alcohol by using a variety of treatment services, including group therapy, individual therapy, disease education and more. By learning new life skills and healthy coping mechanisms, you can feel more confident about yourself and your sobriety. To learn more, call us today: 877-228-4679.