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Don’t Let This #1 Fear Stop Your Recovery Journey

Everyone who is reading this is probably on a journey of healing from something. Some of you might be healing from childhood trauma, some of you might be healing from grief and loss, some of you might be healing from substance abuse, and just destroying your body with poison, some of you might be healing from codependency, some of you might be healing from mental illness. And there are fears that are common with all the people on the healing journey that completely just throw them off the track that they’re on and destroy their chance at transformation. 

Fear that Everything will Change

When you’re trying to walk down the path of your healing journey there is a fear is that everything will change. Well you know what, everything will change but that doesn’t necessarily equate to a negative possibility. What I mean by that is if you are watching this channel right now and you’ve experienced some of those things I talked about, like the trauma, the grief and loss, the substance abuse, the mental illness, if you’ve experienced all that in your recent past or your distant past don’t you want everything to change? Don’t you want to have a better relationship with yourself and others? Don’t you want to be able to live life on life’s terms? Don’t you want to be able to be free from the crap from the past that’s holding you back and not allowing you to have a different future? So not only is everything going to change but I want to double down on that and say, lean into the change, lean into that discomfort. Because the only way your life is going to change is if you change. And that’s okay. I know that’s scary. 

Yesterday, in one of the community groups we had, the topic was the fear of the unknown. And wow, these program participants gave the most profound shares on this topic about the fear of the unknown and how it just cripples people. But at some point in our life when we were little versions of ourselves everything was unknown. The first time you tasted a certain food it was unknown, the first time you watched a certain movie it was unknown, the first time you got in a relationship with someone it was unknown, the first time you went to school it was unknown, the first time you listened to a certain song it was unknown, everything in life is unknown until we start to experience some negative experiences, until something happens to us. And then the pain of that experience cripples us and puts us in the fear of the unknown.

The fear of the unknown is just the fear of life. The fear of changes is the fear of life.

But when you heal from the past, see for example, if you have a fear of relationships it wasn’t like that from the get-go. Someone hurt you, someone lied to you, someone cheated you, someone broke your heart, someone emotionally shattered you, and now you go into the next relationship, “I’m afraid of commitment, I’m afraid of relationships.” See, that wasn’t there before that experience.

The fear of the unknown is beautiful. Change is beautiful.

I actually know that if you don’t want to change your life I wouldn’t even recommend you listening to me. If you’re happy with everything that’s going on in your life and you’re content, I’m not the guy for you. I’m sorry about that. I’m not going to sit here and just sugarcoat things but if you’re listening to me I know there’s a reason and there’s an area of your life, if not multiple areas in your life, that you’re desperately wanting to change. So lean into that fear of the change, you know, let everything change. It’s okay.

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Are you in recovery but not making progress? Recovery is not only possible but attainable, and it all begins with reaching out for assistance. By addressing both addiction and mental health issues, individuals can break free from the cycle of despair and embark on a path to a healthier, more fulfilling life. Contact Buckeye Recovery Network today and initiate your journey to recovery and improved mental health. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to guide and support you every step of the way.

Today is going to be the best day of your life.

Kelsey Gearhart

Director of Business Development

Kelsey carries multiple years of experience working in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. Her passion for this field comes from her personally knowing recovery from addiction.

Prior to Buckeye she held titles of Recovery Coach, Operations Director, and Admissions Director. Kelsey was brought on at Buckeye Recovery as the Director of Business Development. She has a passion for ensuring every individual gets the help that they need, and does so by developing relationships with other providers.

Kelsey also oversees our women’s sober living environments – The Chadwick House for Women. She is committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and conducive environment for all women that walk through the doors of Chadwick.