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  • Writer's pictureLisa and Carissa

Discovering Balance in Recovery: Finding Your Centerpoint


"Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit."


-Napoleon Hill

 

Let's be real—recovery isn't always a cakewalk. We've all had our fair share of bad days, setbacks, and emotional rollercoasters. But here's the good news: every tough moment has a silver lining. Napoleon Hill put it best when he said, "Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit." Basically, even when it feels like the universe is throwing tomatoes at you, there's a fresh salad waiting to happen.


It's All About Awareness

First things first: you've got to be aware that even the suckiest situations can have a bright side. Seriously! I know, it's easier said than done, but once you start looking for the hidden gems in your hardships, things start to shift. That bad breakup? Maybe it led you to focus on yourself. That job you didn't get? Maybe it nudged you toward something even better.


Finding the Centerpoint: The Sweet Spot

In recovery, finding balance is key. We don't want to be on one extreme or the other all the time—that's just exhausting. I used to take everything so seriously that I forgot how to laugh. But then I realized that seriousness has an opposite: delight! And man, who doesn't want more delight in their life? So I started looking for those moments when I could just let go and have fun.


Steps to Shake Off the Seriousness-Rule 62!

Okay, let's break it down into three easy steps to get you from serious to smiling:


Step 1: Notice When You're Stuck

Awareness is everything. If you're stuck in a rut or feeling like everything's a drag, it's time to take a mental step back. What’s causing you to feel this way? It could be anything from work stress to just being plain tired.


Step 2: Make a Choice

Next, you've got to make a choice: stay stuck or shift your perspective. It's like choosing between having a heavy backpack or taking it off and feeling light. Trust me, the lighter side is where the fun is at.


Step 3: Get Moving!

Now for the fun part—action! If you're feeling weighed down by seriousness, do something that makes you smile. For me, it's dancing like nobody's watching (because, let's be honest, nobody probably is). Put on your favorite tune and just let loose. It's amazing how a little movement can change everything.


Embracing the Possibilities

Recovery is a journey, and it's not always a smooth ride. But the law of polarity reminds us that even when things are tough, there's always a glimmer of something good. If life feels like it's dragging you down, just know that there's a way up. If things seem dull, there's a splash of color waiting to burst through.

 

So, next time you find yourself taking things too seriously, remember that there's a whole world of delight and fun just waiting for you to jump in. Grab your magnifying glass, spot those hidden seeds of positivity, and dance like nobody's watching. Recovery doesn't have to be all hard work—it can be a whole lot of fun too!



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