Connect with your roots. Connecting with what makes you who you are is a way to find inspiration in recovery. If you are passionate about something, now is the time to delve into it. This process of using all your energy to get into something can clear your mind, refocus your thoughts and inspire you in a way you did not know possible. You may discover what you are meant to be doing.
Explore faith. Exploring religious faith will help you have a higher perspective on life. If you are in recovery and have worked twelve steps you have probably already found some kind of spirituality or higher power. Expand on it and you are sure to find inspiration in recovery.
See a counselor. Finding someone who really cares and can help you through will be very beneficial to you during your recovery. If you have a counselor who is honest and genuinely concerned, he will help you keep track of your recovery process as the weeks go by and encourage you to have faith that you can do this. With the help of an experienced counselor, you may find more motivation to keep on going than you would trying to recover by yourself.
Find refuge in music. Music is incredibly therapeutic; it can be used to help manage stress and promote wellness. Music therapy is an entire professional specialty devoted to helping people through the healing effects of music. Listening to music may help find all the inspiration in recovery that you need.
Talk to someone who has gone through the same thing. Speaking with someone who has also been addiction and now recovery can give you the sense that you are not alone.
Here are some sources and links for other ways to find inspiration in recovery.
Some other ways to find inspiration in recovery are:
Trying New Things
Prayer and Meditation
Listening to speaker audio
Reading success stories about recovery
Read inspiring quotes
Prayer of St. Francis – a prayer used by many to encourage their recovery efforts
Listen to Recovery – audio clips to broadcast messages of recovery
Addiction Poems – poems written by former addicts after conquering their fears
Drug Addiction Poems – information on different types of addiction poetry
Poems about Addiction – poetry pertaining to addiction from those who experienced it
Recovery Prayers & Psalms – different prayers meant for daily meditation.
Twelve Step Prayers – a prayer and daily meditation for each of the twelve steps.
Prayers & Meditations – different types of prayers and meditations for addicts in recovery.
Meditation for Addiction Recovery – examines the link between healthy recovery and meditation.
Drug Addiction Meditation shows how meditation can successfully help an addict.
Recovery Prayers – prayers and promises for those in recovery, categorized by the step of recovery.
Prayers for Those in Recovery – prayers developed for soldiers and former soldiers with an addiction problem.
Recovery Prayers – different prayers for those currently in recovery.
Prayers for Recovery – a full listing of prayers meant to aid those in recovery.
Addiction Quotes – a full listing of drug addiction quotes from famous and not so famous addicts.
Addiction Alchemy – different affirmations dealing with addiction.
Affirmation Addiction Recovery – the link between addiction and recovery.
Alcohol Addiction and Recovery Affirmations – different audio clips with daily affirmations.