Thank you for sharing. What makes social participation "low" on your occupational balance?
I guess I will. Social participation was low for me.
Contemplation stage-client sees problem but not committed to change yet
If my friends are meeting up at a restaurant I usually won't go. I isolate myself. But I would rather isolate then go out and feel anxious the whole time around my friends and food. I know I shouldn't but I can't help it.
Contemplation Stage-client beginning to weigh pros and cons of change
I appreciate the support that you offer each other. Let's reflect on other areas on your occupational balance worksheet and end group with everyone sharing one word or reason for recovery.
I used to feel like that too but the other night I challenged myself and went out for ice cream with my friend. It felt so good to believe in myself. As I get farther in my recovery, I feel happier and brighter. I know it's hard now but you can do this.
Thanks for the support and motivation. It does help to hear your story. I can add happier and brighter to another reason for recovery and healthy behaviors and choices.