The excitement of initiating your recovery journey is pervasive. Now that you’ve decided to seek treatment for substance abuse, you’re ready for some more changes in your social circles, workspace, and your own home. Wanting to reinvigorate the environments you inhabit shows optimism that will benefit you as you progress through recovery. Keep that spirit by redesigning your home to reflect the positivity you’re feeling in the early stages of recovery.
Adopt Some Plants
Not only will a tiny forest of potted plants keep the air in your home fresh, but your leafy friends will also present you with a minor responsibility that can render big rewards. Plants require regular care; they need food, water, and love, just like us.
Whether you prefer cacti or daisies, you will need to provide your plant friend with the attention it needs. You are strong enough to take responsibility for your recovery, and you can do the same for your plants. Maybe you’ll even have a green thumb!
Change the Color
Room color can have a deeper impact on your mood than you think. Studies show that red walls increase heart rate and raise blood pressure, and that crimson, a purple-red hue, can heighten irritability. A cool blue inspires tranquility, but a dark blue elicits sadness.
Greens can refresh your home, and purples are associated with relaxation. Maybe you want to free your creative spirit during recovery and paint the walls with your colorful masterpieces. Chalkboard paint allows you to have that experience as many times as you want!
Find What Inspires You
Consider what motivates you in your recovery. What are your goals, and how do you plan to achieve them? If one of your goals is to run a marathon to celebrate your decision to manage addiction, include an object that reminds you of your passion to run in your decoration. Maybe inspirational quotes resonate with you.
Look for retailers that carry items with your favorite quotes on them. Etsy offers an array of home decor designed for people in recovery by people in recovery. The ultimate goal will be to restore your mental health, so, when choosing new pieces to revamp your space, make sure that each one brings you a little bit of joy.
If you are ready to start your journey to recovery, call Alta Loma today. Our dedicated team of mental health professionals will work with you to devise a unique treatment plan that satisfies your needs. We understand the road toward recovery is tough, and we want to provide you with the right tools for you to achieve your goals. Your mental and emotional wellness is our priority. To start your recovery at Alta Loma, call us at (866) 457-3843 for a consultation.