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Seek Value in the Now

To live a more fulfilled recovery, you must seek value in the now. If you find yourself living in the past or future, you’re missing out on what the present moment has to offer. The present moment is unique; there is no moment like it. This is because every moment is its own. It onlyRead More

Fighting Frustration

No one’s recovery from substance use is free from frustration. You’re going to come across things that you can’t change, no matter how hard you try. You can either let these things get you down and ruin your day or you can use your frustration as motivation to make change where you can. Fighting frustrationRead More

Assessing How You Deal With Stress

Everyone is impacted by stress in every area of life. Not everyone, however, knows how to deal with stress in healthy ways. The more self-aware you are when it comes to your stress habits, the better you will be able to implement safe and healthy responses to stress. If you answer some of the questionsRead More

The Upsides of Downtime

Our lives are so busy that we often wind up feeling like there aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish all that we want or need to. You may even push your recovery to the back burner so that you can work overtime to complete that task for work or school. Your recovery, however,Read More

Finding Peace From Within

Finding peace within yourself is an important step in your recovery journey. You must learn to look inward, making note of the things you are doing well and the things that need more work. Developing a true self in recovery is necessary. Without knowing who you are, the path to recovery is unclear. Continue readingRead More

Positive Affirmations

We all have words we hold close to our hearts, words we use as fuel, words we live by. Occasionally, these words may not all be positive. We may go through our day inundated with negativity without even realizing it or giving it a second thought. We must be intentional with what we are tellingRead More

How Journaling Can Help During Your Recovery

Journaling is beneficial for so many areas of life, but it can be especially useful during your recovery from a mental illness or substance use disorder. Oftentimes we have so many thoughts running through our heads. It can be difficult to keep track of them all, let alone decide which ones are healthy and keepers,Read More

Are You Being Too Tough on Yourself?

Something that we can all agree on is that we are often harder on ourselves than we should be. It’s good to have expectations for yourself and set goals to complete those expectations, but these expectations and goals must be realistic. How you think impacts how you feel. It’s important to stop every once inRead More

The Benefits of Mindfulness

Mindfulness has so many positives. It can help with both mental health recovery and substance use recovery. Mindfulness can be taught in an individual or group setting. You don’t have to be a professional to receive the benefits of mindfulness. Take a breath, kick back, and relax. Villa Tranquil Recovery is here to give youRead More

Forgive Yourself

We recently talked about how perfection in recovery is not attainable. In order to succeed in recovery, you’re going to have to work on forgiving yourself. Forgiving yourself doesn’t mean holding your breath and rushing through your troubles, then gasping for air when you can’t possibly push anymore. Self-forgiveness is about love and acceptance. It’sRead More