Are you feeling stuck or uncertain about your next steps after achieving sobriety? In the latest episode of “The Addicted Mind Plus,” hosts Duane Osterlind and Eric Osterlind dive into this crucial yet often overlooked aspect of recovery. They explore four foundational pillars designed to guide you towards a fulfilling life beyond sobriety. This episode is a treasure trove of personal insights and practical advice on the importance of reflection, setting meaningful personal goals, building supportive communities, and seeking professional help. Whether you’re newly sober or have been on this path for a while, you’ll find a roadmap for thriving in your newfound life, emphasizing joy, connection, and personal growth. Join us for an engaging and thought-provoking discussion that promises to inspire and equip you to navigate the next steps in your recovery journey.

Main Points:

  1. Reflecting on the Journey: Emphasizing the power of journaling and gratitude to assess progress.
  2. Setting Personal Goals: Aligning goals with personal desires, not just societal expectations.
  3. Building Community: Encouraging the formation of supportive relationships and communities based on shared interests.
  4. Seeking Professional Help: Utilizing therapy or specialized coaching to navigate feelings of stuckness and further personal development.

Time Stamps:

– [00:01:14]: Introduction to the episode’s main topic: What to do after achieving sobriety and feeling stuck.

– [00:01:56]: Discussion of the four main pillars to address the feeling of being stuck.

– [00:02:34]: Pillar 1 – Reflection: Importance of journaling and acknowledging both positive and negative aspects of the past year.

– [00:05:16]: Pillar 2 – Setting Goals: Creating personal goals and ensuring they align with true personal desires rather than societal expectations.

– [00:08:16]: Pillar 3 – Building Community: Importance of investing in communities and relationships that bring joy and support.

– [00:11:24]: Pillar 4 – Seeking Professional Help: Advantages of therapy or coaching, especially when feeling secure in recovery.

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