When we think about life in active addiction or while struggling with a mental health issue, it is easy to identify areas where we are not thriving, merely surviving. We feel isolated and disconnected from friends and family. Our physical health often suffers; we generally eat poorly and do not get enough exercise. Our coping strategies are like borrowing money from a credit card. It may provide a temporary fix, but builds up an emotional debt over time that gets heavier and heavier.
Thriving in recovery is investing in ourselves. We take the time to exercise, eat well, and improve our situation one day at a time.