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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 only happens once, so if you miss out on this moment, you’ll never get it back. It’s time to focus on finding fulfillment in the present moment. This is how you seek value in the now.

Be in the Moment

What you are experiencing right now will never come again. That should be reason enough to find the value in the present moment. Each experience is an opportunity for growth, but you’ll miss that growth if you are in the past or future. The only way to seize growth is to be in the moment. If you find yourself feeling emotions that are making you unhappy, figure out where those emotions are having you live. If you are angry, for example, you are probably living in the past. If you are afraid, you are probably living in the future. True joy is found in the present moment.

Tips for Seeking the Value in the Now

  • Embrace the moment that you are in. Try not to stray too far from the present. You can do this by letting go of past worries and future expectations. Let the moment unfold naturally.
  • Don’t just treat each day as if it is your last; treat each moment like it is your last. The sooner you harness the present moment, the more value you will find in the now.
  • Let go of what is distracting you from the moment you’re in. To do this, practice doing one thing at a time. Treat the present like it is the most important thing. This grounds you in the moment.
  • If you don’t think something is essential, let it go. Carrying burdens that don’t make your life better will only weigh you down.
  • Be your own best friend. Trust that you know what is best for you and your recovery. In this way, you will find peace in who you are.
  • Don’t expect perfection. To be human is to be imperfect. Using your mistakes as a starting point to growth is what life is all about.
  • Treat yourself with the love and respect that you would treat a close friend or a young child. You deserve the love and respect that you give out to others. Give that to yourself in the face of difficult moments so that you teach yourself your worth.
  • Know that expectations will only weigh you down and bring you more anxiety. Let go of these expectations and appreciate the moment that you are in and what it can do for you.


Villa Tranquil Recovery is here to help you seek value in the now. We can give you the support you need to be successful in your recovery from substance use. Call us today at 214-799-3080. We can’t wait to speak with you.