How Do You Measure Success in Your Mental Health Recovery

Typically, when people measure “success” in recovery from addiction, it’s with the number of days an individual has maintained sobriety.⁣⁣⁣
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Mental Health recovery seems to be an “invisible” 〰️ journey. So to me, it’s important to live with purpose 🌟⁣⁣⁣
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Self-care and mental health to me are crucial. This includes physical activity 🚶‍♀️, quality sleep 😴, good nutrition 🥘, and hobbies that create enjoyment 🧘‍♀️. I’ve personally struggled with exercising mainly due to living in a cold 🥶 climate and having a mood disorder called SAD (seasonal affective disorder).⁣⁣⁣
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In addition to maintaining healthy and meaningful relationships. I am building a social connectedness 💫 network to stay engaged and support system. Interacting with others boosts feelings 🤩 of well-being and decreases feelings of depression. Research has shown that one sure way of improving your mood is to work on building social connections.⁣⁣⁣
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Measuring success in recovery involves more than tallying the number of “good days”. I think it’s beneficial to improve your quality of life ♥️ too. ⁣⁣⁣
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What has been some of your success❔

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