The list can be long; the list can be short. The list can include deep and meaningful things or things like, “I’m grateful that I got to eat pizza for dinner tonight.” Make it your own! Making a gratitude list is a beneficial part of every nightly routine for several reasons. First of all, developing healthy habits is always a plus – developing healthy habits that facilitate emotional and mental well-being is a major plus. Secondly, if you ever feel down in the dumps and you have a big stack of old gratitude lists, you can read through them in attempts to make yourself feel a little more optimistic about life.
Immersion Recovery Center and Alcohol Addiction Recovery
A study published by the Mayo Clinic titled, “Positive thinking: Stop negative self-talk to reduce stress” suggests that positive affirmations can have a significant impact on your overall quality of life. Most individuals who have struggled with alcohol addiction will commonly engage in negative self-talk, meaning they will internally tell themselves things like, “You’re a bad person,” or, “You can’t do this.” At Immersion Recovery Center, we put a huge emphasis on turning these negative patterns of thinking into positive ones. We work to instill all of the coping skills necessary in order for each of our clients to maintain a lifetime of fulfilled recovery.