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In this video, I talk about the transition I made from being “in recovery” and an active part of the recovery community to moving beyond recovery.
I offer some tips on how to make the transition a bit easier for you and also explain why this transition is important in the first place.
- As you move forward, your focus on recovery should become less and less, and your focus on life should increase.
- In order to have a “life” to focus on after recovery, you need to begin to develop one while still in recovery.
- I recommend making a list of things you want to do / how you want your life to look after recovery (hobbies, career goals, etc.) This can serve as a “vision board” so to speak.
- Remember, by transitioning out of the recovery community (or changing your engagement with it), you are not abandoning anybody (I explain in the video).
- Lastly, remember, you don’t enter recovery so you can stay there forever, you enter recovery so you can have a life afterwards!
Watch here: http://youtu.be/MSumClb9mi0 (and don’t forget to subscribe!)
Lauren is the Founder and Editor of Libero. She started Libero in April 2010, when she shared her story about her struggles with an eating disorder and depression. Now Lauren uses her writing and videos to advocate mental health and body positivity. In her spare time, she enjoys makeup artistry, playing Nintendo, and taking selfies with her furbaby, Zoey.
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