2018 is nearly over. As one year comes to an end, it brings the need for reflection and introspection, reviewing our decisions and our growth, then finding places to try again next year. As one year holds the promise of starting anew, it brings the hope of creating new habits, making better decisions, and taking life by the handles in a different way, for another year.
The end of and beginning of a year can be refreshing, but it can also come with a lot of pressure to attempt kickstarting January first in total perfection, then maintain that momentum of radical change throughout the entirety of the new year. How the two thought processes juxtapose is ironic, in the least. One the one hand we review the year at its end to see where we fell off our goals; on the other hand, we start the year off with the false expectation of never falling off our goals. Clearly we can see that as human beings we’re meant to be fallible but we rarely give ourselves the grace or room for mistakes.
Though the new year is exhilarating, it isn’t the only time we can find change. Men in recovery from active drug addiction might know better than anyone else that change- deep, drastic, monumental change- is an opportunity present every single day. In the very instant that men even start to believe that they can live without drugs and alcohol, change is taking place. Through rigorous work in treatment, men change everything about themselves and their lives. By living in recovery, men choose progressive, positive change over a lifetime of plateau every day. Addiction creates a sense of urgency which, tragically, many men don’t heed the warning of. For those who do, the reward of change is great. Men get to live their lives, grow in their lives, and create a life worth living sober.
Time is always of the essence because our reality as human beings on Planet Earth is that time is always ticking away. As long as we wake up and have time on our hands, we have the chance to create change in our lives. There is always time to change- big change and little change- and our time spent changing couldn’t be more worth the effort.
We believe in your ability to change. We know men struggling with addiction have the capacity to create transformative change in their lives, sustainably, building a sustainable sobriety and future. Call Tree House Recovery in Orange County, California today for information on our men’s addiction treatment programs: (855) 202-2138