During your recovery from addiction you are going to have to start making healthier decisions in your life. One of the first healthier decisions that you made in your life was to get sober. This is an excellent decision and you will have plenty of others to make in your life and in recovery from your addiction as well. The problem that many recovering addicts run into is that making decisions in their life causes disappointing feelings from others. Many recovering addicts care more about what others think than about improving their own life. Of course, this is a feeling from their addictive lifestyle that can change over the course of their recovery. When you are in recovery from your addiction you need to put yourself first and you need to trust in the decisions that you make. If you are upset that making decisions in your recovery is bringing disappointing feelings from others then there are some things that you can do.
What are some of the things that you can do if making decisions is causing disappointing feelings from other people?
When you are in recovery from your addiction you will be making decisions that will help to improve your life. You are going to need to work on caring more about what you want in your life then what others think of you and your decisions. Some of the things that you can if making decisions is causing disappointing feelings from other people in your life include the following:
- You can let those people know that you are hurt by their feelings (if they care about you then they will support your choices and your decisions).
- You can write down in a journal about why you care so much about what they think over what you think.
- You can talk with a counselor, a sponsor and/or members of your support network to get extra support (this can help you to trust more in your decisions).
These are some of the best things that you can do if making decisions is causing disappointing feelings from other people. When you make a decision in your life you should remember that you are making it for you and not for others. You should remember that it is your life that you are improving. If other people can’t support that then they may not be on your side. You may have to end ties with some of these people if necessary.