“The best view comes after the hardest climb.” – Author Unknown
Reaching a goal is a long and arduous journey. When you are facing the struggles of that journey, it can be difficult to remember that all the work will be worth it in the end. Remind yourself that no one said reaching a goal would be easy and that nothing worth doing was ever easy. Focus on your goal and think about how good it will feel when you succeed. Think about the view that awaits you, and keep climbing your mountain.
Please find below another brilliant post from Ali Kerr, ‘How to track progress in recovery’. This is a brilliant and very inspiring article. We hope you’ll find the post below useful in your journey to recovery and healing.
How to Track Progress in Recovery
Do you ever feel like you constantly take two steps forward and one step back in recovery? Does progress come, only to be overshadowed by a moment of failure? It can be hard to stay on track when you feel like you are regressing sometimes.
Trust me, I’ve felt this way too.
In my recovery, I had many slip-ups and relapses. It’s perfectly normal, and is often an essential part of the process. I used to beat myself up too, and feel like I’d never recover. But once I started to track my progress, I realized that I could learn from these setbacks and become stronger for having experienced them
So how can you do that, when you feel so discouraged?
I’ll let you in on a little secret: your progress never goes away.
If you’ve mastered a skill in recovery, it doesn’t vanish just because you relapsed. If you’ve had a phase of good days in recovery, you don’t have to start back at day 1 after a binge.
If you begin to track your progress, you’ll see that you are able to use your recovery tools over again, even if they don’t always work 100% of the time. Things take practice and consistency, and there are no shortcuts.
You see, recovery isn’t an all-or-nothing process where one day you’re in it, and the next day you’re out. It’s a long journey full of ups and downs.
If you’re having a bad day, or things are off to a rough start, remember that you can still find one positive thing that did go well. Write about that one positive change in your recovery journal, and you’ll find that those little things really add up!
So here’s to all the positive changes you’re making today!
I hope you’ll try recording our progress and see how far you’ve come.
Even if you feel that you’ve got a long way to go, it all has to begin somewhere.
I believe in you.
Your coach and friend,