Overcome withdrawal: New and positive interests
Interests or hobbies were an integral element of the healing process for media strongly believe that finding a positive “thing” to be interested in is a very essential aspect on the road to becoming clean. Finding a hobby that you can be passionate about, and engage in, refocuses the old “habits” for new and positive ones. Wherein drugs were previously the habit, something new and beneficial will take its place. This will overall benefit the journey to becoming drug free.
Occupying the brain and diverting its attentions away from drugs improve chances of success. And the further someone gets done the road to rehabilitation, they discover that they can now experience self-esteem, excitement, satisfaction, desire, happiness, relaxation, endorphins, joy, being in love, ignition, introspection, self-confidence, balance, and everything else that we felt while living as addicts would steal away. These things will unexpectedly reappear to us naturally. That is the right thought process to have.
Personally I went to the library the first days of my clean period. To be in the space of other people, without directly being with them, made me feel secure. There is also the benefit of being able to get into a good book on a subject that really interested me. For me, I am very interested in crime fiction novels, food-making, the Maya Indians, comic books; involving myself with all my interests is very important. It’s especially beneficial to take the time to engage in something that will create positive, satisfying and enhances inner balance.
Whatever the hobby or interest is, as long as it is positive and contributes to your journey to be drug free, it doesn’t matter what it is. It could be chess, photography, singing, fishing, sports, cooking, carpentry, computer games, teaching, storytelling, tutoring, landscaping and so on. Regardless of what is is, the goal is to stay clean by delving into activities that are productive and satisfying. When we can divert our focus by doing things that interests us, we become stronger when managing the challenges that face in our daily life. Really simple stuff.
Before reaching the last phase of rehabilitation, it’s my suggestion to find a great hobby. Sometimes things will randomly pop up and catch out interest. That ties into being around fun and positive people. It’s pretty hard to stay clean without any positive job us to stay occupied with. It’s a bit unrealistic. Work and family alone are not adequate enough. Finding that perfect hobby should enhance overall happiness and inner peace.
The road to rehabilitation is challenging, but with help and guidance and these aspects, it is not impossible. Diverting the brain from dwelling on past habits and redirecting to positive things is a great tip of remain clean. Finding that balance should be fulfilling, and bring on a more heightened sense of pride.