Today's post will talk about how your connection with nature can actually help you in your journey back to sobriety. It's part one, in a three part series. Getting back to nature has been a well known resource for treating addiction and other mental health issues for decades. Sometimes, lives can be changed over the course of a day or two thanks to the power of being in a serene, natural environment. Watching a transformation like this in someone is hard to explain in words, and you kind of have to experience it for yourself, but it's a phenomenon unlike any other.
Taking a trip out into the wilderness, in a group setting or alone, can be an opportunity to really connect with nature on a peaceful and spiritual level. It does not matter if you're going on a short hike or a week long camping trip, you'll be able to take a step back and do a lot of self reflecting. Just think about it for a second. Have you watched a beautiful sunset from somewhere like a beach, or mountain top, or even a lake or river? I bet you enjoyed every second of it and it made you think about how wonderful the world really is. I bet you watched in awe as the sky lit up in different colors as the sun drifted below the horizon. It's soothing, relaxing, and also awe inspiring. For those brief moments all the stresses of the day will stop mattering. This feeling is only one small element of the "healing nature" of being in nature.
Unlike watching the sunset in a crowded and noisy city, watching one somewhere in the wild allows for fresh air, quietness, serenity, and natural sounds instead of the sirens, horns, and hustle and bustle of all the other people. You'll be able to relax, meditate, and find a little mental freedom, which will help you build up some self confidence. You'll also learn a greater appreciation for the things that you have in life. If you're on an extended wilderness trip, you'll really miss having that hot shower and your toilet readily available. On the other hand, you'll also learn that you can really endure, and persevere through some uncomfortable situations.
Taking an extended trip in nature can also help you balance your life and develop coping skills, really quickly. You'll have to maintain your camp and shelter, find food and water, keep up your fire and firewood, plus a mountain of other chores. Living this type of simple lifestyle can really show you how to get organized, balanced, and work in moderation in order to survive. It takes a lot of hard work but it will keep you busy and you will not have time to even think about relapsing.
The hard work of treatment and recovery is taking that first step and getting clean. Next is maintaining and learning how to deal with life and cope with triggers. You have to train your mind, body and soul to beat addiction. Beating addiction is not something that can happen overnight, or with a cookie cutter treatment plan. Drug rehab in Raleigh NC begins with customized addiction recovery plans at Legacy Freedom. People from all walks of life have found solace at our outpatient addiction treatment centers for years. Keep reading to learn how we can help. Click here for part two: starting over and giving up control. Click here for part three: Problem-Solving and Goal-Setting, Healthy Lifestyle, and Humility.
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