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Check In With Yourself

Self-awareness is a valuable tool to have. People who are in tune with themselves see what’s happening and how things can be better. If you lack awareness, you may very well be running on auto-pilot. If you are, then you probably aren’t checking in with yourself. You could be drifting further and further away from your goals without even knowing it. Obviously, this is less than ideal. If you’re dealing with an addiction, sobriety is probably your goal. To stay on track, you must continuously check in with yourself, make sure things are going well, and figure out what you can be doing better. Here are some questions you should be asking yourself when you check in:

How am I feeling?

This is the first question you should be asking yourself when you perform a self-check-in. You want to figure out how things are going, regardless of the answer. Without asking yourself this, you won’t be able to ask yourself the following questions. Are things going well or poorly? Should you be alarmed, or are you content? How is your body reacting? What’s happening around you? What choice are you making?

What’s not working?

Once you figure out how you’re feeling, you’ll want to figure out what isn’t working. Can you be doing anything better? What are you avoiding now that you shouldn’t be? What can you be doing to make your life and your sobriety easier?

What is working?

After you figure out what isn’t working, you’ll want to figure out what is working. Find a balance between the negative and the positive. Something has to be going right. Just the simple fact that you checked in with yourself is a positive thing. What’s working well? What changes have you made that are working?

What do I need?

Next, you need to ask yourself what you need. The answers to the previous questions will help you with this one. Do you need space or support? Whatever you truly need, don’t be ashamed to ask for it. You deserve the help you need.

What am I proud of?

Something is undoubtedly going well. You should be proud of your accomplishments. Try to find something you’re proud of, no matter how small. These things can help push you forward and keep you going.

What can I let go of?

While certain things are going well, other things won’t be. You can let go of these things. They don’t serve you, so let them go. What isn’t helping you? How can you let go of them? These are good questions to wrap up with. 

Villa Tranquil Recovery is here to help you check in with yourself. We can help. Call our staff now at 866-697-7573. We can’t wait to hear from you!