Having a co-dependency problem and being an alcoholic or addict is not that uncommon. Most people who come into recovery have difficulty in either maintaining healthy relationships or building them. There is also the need to have to be with someone, even if that someone or the relationship itself is absolutely unhealthy for them. Do you want to break free from the chains of having to always be in a relationship in order to be happy? Well, here are some simple steps on how to be happy alone and continue on your path in recovery.
How To Be Happy Alone
Program Of Recovery
If you really want to know how to be happy alone, try diving into your program of recovery. Go to meetings, share, talk to others. Make sure your sober support knows what is going on in your life and be clear on what you want your end goal to be. If you want to be single for a period of time, or just not have to feel attached to others so much, then make sure you express that with your support and in your prayers/meditation. This will help you in your actions towards achieving this goal.
Be of service! You can be of service in the rooms or even volunteer your time at a local non-profit. Engaging with other people and building new friendships and networks a great way to feel less alone and more independent.
No matter what relationship you want to eventually be in, it’s crucial for you to know what you like and what your interests are. Going into a relationship with no hobbies or interests will most likely land you back in co-dependent behaviors – so take this time to get to know you!
You are single; embrace this moment to explore new places, friendships, interests, and activities. What are some of the things that you have wanted to do but never did because you were stuck in a bad relationship? It’s time to get out and do those things!
Being Single Doesn’t Have To Be Lonely
Being single doesn’t mean you have to be alone. You can be alone in bad relationships too, so why stay stuck when you can be happy and free? The more you build your confidence, the more you will be able to bring to the relationship rather than take away. Take this time to work on you and what you want out of your life so that when you do get into a relationship, it’s with someone you love and want to be with, not need to.Tags: 12 step programs, happy, meditation