Living in recovery requires changing our beliefs and thought processes from those which served to feed our addiction to ones which feed our growth in sobriety. In our active substance abuse we viewed most events and situations we were presented with as threats to our existence, as any change to our routine could interrupt the steady flow of drugs and alcohol we thought were required for our survival. Now that you have made the shift to sobriety, you should view any barrier between yourself and your goals as a challenge to be overcome rather than a threat to avoid. Here are a few things to remember so that your mindset allows you to capitalize on any opportunities that cross your path in the coming new year.
First, we need to eliminate the victim mentality in our daily lives if we are to regain any sense of control or stability in our lives. The victim mentality tells you that life is happening to you rather than for you, which reinforces the idea that you are incapable of affecting the situations you find yourself in and must accept your fate as your life unfolds. Replacing this belief with one that says life is happening for you has a dramatic impact on your perspective on the events unfolding in front