The decisions that we make affect our life in almost every way imaginable. If the decision is a bad one then it show in negative ways, sometimes this is long term and others it is short. However, the positive decisions that we make can have an impact on our lives, as well as the lives of everyone around us that causes changes for the better. The decision between a positive and a negative choice sounds like an obvious one to make, then why is it so hard to make the decision to start your path to recovery?
One thing that a lot of people struggling with addiction face are the reactions that their negative choices have already caused and the cycle of continual destruction that the original bad decision has created.The initial decision that was made that led to the addiction is usually what keeps the addict in a cycle of bad decisions, one thing leads to another. What needs to be realized is that the same thing can be said for positive decisions.
Just as negative choices in regards to an addiction can make things worse, a positive decision can lead to a path filled with more positive choices. It is a cycle, but it all begins with a choice. The only person able to make the decision to create positive changes in your life is you.
The fear of making any type of major change in your life is one that most every addict faces. Many people have difficulties deciding to implement new changes into their lifestyles, but you have to ask yourself if the way that things currently are with your addiction are making you happy, truly happy and not just temporarily happy. If you don’t feel like your life is filled with things that can sustain an enjoyable life, then what is there to loose?
The most important step is to decide that you want to make a change and then take the steps necessary to make that change. The road to recovery is not always an easy one, but it is one that will lead to a more positive lifestyle, a lifestyle where you do not have to depend on any one substance to sustain your day-to-day life. Nobody wants to be dependent upon any type of substance and with addiction that is exactly what happens.
Once you have made the decision to change your life and start your path to recovery from your addiction you will need to stick with that decision. It is common for people who decide to go through the recovery process to revert back to previous behaviors and the addiction. Commitment to recovery is the most important part of deciding to make a change. With a strong will and desire to recover from your addiction you will be able to begin and complete the necessary steps to recover.