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Taking Stock of Your Mental Health

Why Evaluating Your Emotional Wellness Is Important for Lasting Sobriety

The journey to recovery is different for everyone. For some, it may be a lifelong battle; others overcome addiction in a couple of years. No matter where you are in your recovery, mental health and emotional wellness are crucial in every recovery process.

In light of World Mental Health Day on October 10th, we want to encourage our readers to check in with themselves and see how they are feeling. Here are a few tips explaining why this step is vital for lasting sobriety.

How to Do a Personal Evaluation of Your Current Mental Health State

Before you can work on improving your emotional wellness, you have to know where you currently stand. To get an accurate idea, asking yourself some tough questions and listening to the answers is important. Here are a few we recommend:

  • Are you happy with your life right now?

  • Do you feel like you have a good support system?

  • Do you have any unresolved trauma or stress in your life?

  • What is your relationship with drugs and alcohol?

  • Do you have any unhealthy coping mechanisms?

These are just a few examples, but they can give you a starting point for evaluating how you are feeling. Be honest with yourself during this process. It can be tempting to downplay your emotions or write them off as “just a phase,” but that will only hinder your progress in the long run.

If you struggle in any of the areas mentioned above, it may be time to seek professional help.

Why Addressing Your Emotional Health Is Key to a Lasting Recovery

Once you have taken stock of your current emotional state, addressing any areas of concern is vital to your recovery process. Doing so will not only improve your quality of life but also help you maintain your sobriety in the long run.

One of the most important things to remember is that addiction is a disease of the mind, body, and soul. To fully recover, you have to address all three areas. Therefore, working on your emotional health is just as important as staying physically healthy and attending regular therapy sessions.

Your Mental Health in Recovery

Neglecting your emotional wellness can lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms, unresolved trauma, and many other problems. On the other hand, taking care of your mental health is an integral part of maintaining sobriety in the long run. By checking in with yourself regularly and addressing any areas of concern, you can set yourself up for success in recovery.

Need a helping hand? At Chattanooga Recovery Center, we understand how important it is to take care of your mental health in recovery. We offer various services designed to support you on your journey, including individual therapy, group counseling, and more. Contact us today to get started.

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