You might not feel motivated to seek treatment for your mental health issues and addictions. Finding motivation for treatment can be difficult. You might be concerned about the challenges of treatment. You might feel like treatment is not effective if you have relapsed in the past. You might be concerned about detox and withdrawal symptoms or worried that the symptoms will be painful. Your mind may resist any changes you make, whether positive or negative. Change is difficult, but when you find your motivation, you can push yourself through to the other side and change your life for the better.
Lack of Motivation
You might be experiencing a lack of motivation due to your symptoms. Symptoms of depression can make you feel tired or easily worn-out. These symptoms can definitely interfere with motivation. When you are feeling tired due to depression, you may want to consider the level of energy that you will feel once you get treatment. Feelings of anxiety or uncertainty can also impact your motivation for treatment. Start to think about who you can be following successful treatment. Often, looking at the bigger picture can help you find a way to work through your treatment.
The Bigger Picture
Look at the bigger picture. What do you want to become? What is the life that you want for yourself? Consider a life with managed symptoms that is free from addiction; who will you be in this life? Think of a life of success in recovery and look to the end result to push you along in your recovery journey.
We might be lacking motivation when we are first considering recovery. We might be worried about withdrawal symptoms or making any new changes. Withdrawal symptoms may cloud our judgment about recovery. We may need to look at the big picture and think about who we want to become. Who do we want to be in the future? What is the life that we want? Getting through the first stages of recovery can be challenging. We are feeling raw and vulnerable at first. We might feel intimidated; however, these feelings can get easier to manage as we recover. You are not alone in your recovery. There are others, who have succeeded in their recovery and now live the life of their dreams. If you need support and help to recover, Alta Loma Transformational Services is here to help. We are here for men suffering from mental health and addiction. Call us today at (866) 457-3843.