Chris Newcomb, M.Div.
Have you ever paid attention to your thoughts? Most of us walk around on autopilot while the voice(s) in our head carry out a cacophony of conversations, unbeknownst to us, feeding our subconscious mind with poison. That is, your subconscious mind, left unchecked, tells you all sorts of junk and most times you believe it. And oftentimes, these thoughts can make us blue or depressed even when they are not true. When people are stuck in active chemical addiction, those negative thoughts get amplified 1,000%! The good news is you can change your mind and incorporate positive thinking into your recovery plan!
This weekend try this experiment: go to 'Google' and type in 'inspirational quotes' first thing in the morning and last thing before you go to bed at night. Surf around until you find one that resonates with you powerfully. Then, take a few minutes to read it and think on it. Go about your day as usual and notice whether that inspirational quote re-surfaces in your conscious mind. What are your thoughts like during the day? Are they different? Do they need to change? How would you like to change their content?
As a matter of fact, many self-help teachers say that if you can imagine something in your mind, focus on it consistently and persistently, then you can achieve it. If that is true, then perhaps you can set a goal to consistently kiss your blues away with positive thoughts until they are gone....to learn more, read here!
If you or someone you love suffers from addiction, we can help! At The Coleman Institute, we specialize in detoxing people off of alcohol, benzos, opiates, Methadone, and Suboxone. Please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Pius or Amy Stewart at 1.877.773.3869.