100 Recovery Quotes

Hello everyone!

I’m finding it really difficult to think of ideas for posts (if you have any you’d like to see please let me know), so today I’m going to compile a list of my favourite recovery quotes to hopefully get back into blogging properly. I have a folder on my phone and a Pintrest board full of little quotes like these, and I find that they are often helpful to read through when I’m in a bad place; I hope other people can find them just as helpful.

  1. “And here you are living despite it all.”
  2. “There’s something in you that the world needs.”
  3. “Be patient with yourself.”
  4. “Don’t take these moments for granted.”
  5. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” 
  6. “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.”
  7. “I know this transformation is painful, but you’re not falling apart; you’re just falling into something different, with a new capacity to be beautiful.”
  8. “Learn to let the things that you cannot control go.”
  9. “Plant your own garden instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”
  10. “Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the one thing that will set you free.”
  11. “May the bridges I burn light the way.”
  12. “Treat yourself the way you would a small child. Feed yourself healthy food make sure you spend time outside. Put yourself to be early. Let yourself take naps. Don’t say mean things to yourself, don’t put yourself in danger. (Your skull heart are still as fragile as eggshells.)”
  13. “If you want to change, you have to be willing to be uncomfortable.”
  14. “Just because the process hurts, doesn’t mean the results won’t be beautiful.”
  15. “Remember that the reason you’re doing this is to make your life better.”
  16. “I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”
  17. “We are either working on a recovery or we are working on a relapse.”
  18. “If you are not recovering, then you are dying.”
  19. “Recovery is scary, but so is remaining exactly the same.”
  20. “You are enough.”
  21. “Was it a bad day? Or was it a bad five minutes that you milked all day?”
  22. “Let all that you do be done in love.”
  23. “Don’t compare your chapter one to someone else’s chapter twenty.”
  24. “You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and god damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way.”
  25. “Do not believe all the things you tell yourself late at night.”
  26. “Choose, everyday, to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed, and most of all, worthy of love.”
  27. “You have survived so much.”
  28. “Be patient with yourself. Nothing in nature blooms all year.”
  29. “So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.”
  30. “Please be brave.”
  31. “Bloom where you are planted.”
  32. “Every flower must grow through dirt.”
  33. “You’re brave for trying.”
  34. “It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.”
  35. “Throw kindness around like confetti.”
  36. “Be the energy you want to attract.”
  37. “Stay determined.”
  38. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”
  39. “Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.”
  40. “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and focus on what could go right.”
  41. “Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It is your masterpiece after all.”
  42. “A little progress each day adds up to big results.”
  43. “If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.”
  44. “This too shall pass.”
  45. “Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself- what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.”
  46. “When the roots are deep, there is no reason to fear the wind.”
  47. “If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is to stop digging.”
  48. “If you stumble, make it part of the dance.”
  49. “You did not come this far to walk away without the victory.”
  50. “You have spent enough time at war with yourself.”
  51. “Healing comes in waves, and maybe today the way hits the rocks. You are still healing.”
  52. “Be who you needed when you were younger.”
  53. “My current situation is not my final destination.”
  54. “If you want to change, you must shake your foundations. Demolish the concrete that has cemented your beliefs that you’re not enough. You cannot live in a house built on ground determined to erode away its very existence.”
  55. “When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”
  56. “You can’t hate yourself happy. You can’t shame yourself worthy. Change begins with self-love and self-care.”
  57. “Recovery is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to deal with it.”
  58. “You don’t have to control your thoughts, you just have to stop letting them control you.”
  59. “Do you think you can handle this for 10 more seconds? You can handle anything for 10 seconds. Then, just start a new 10 seconds.”
  60. “Stop focusing on the problems, and start focusing on the solutions.”
  61. “Live selfishly. Do what’s good for you. Don’t let people stop you from giving yourself the happiness you deserve.”
  62. “Be the love you never received.”
  63. “You have this one life. How do you want to spend it? Apologising? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Running after people who don’t see you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud.”
  64. “Everyone you idolize wakes up scared to be themselves sometimes.”
  65. “Your body deserves to be nourished and loved; any other thought or message is a lie.”
  66. “You are not the reflection of those who can’t love you.”
  67. “We aren’t there yet, but we’re getting closer every day. At least we aren’t stuck in yesterday.”
  68. “Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘in 5 years, will this matter?’ Most of the time, it won’t.”
  69. “Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.”
  70. “Self love is so important. Because when you find yourself crying on the bathroom floor, whether it’s 3am or 5 in the afternoon, who is going to be there for you? You. You have to pick yourself up and find the strength to move on. At the end of the day, you’re all you’ve got.”
  71. “Even the worst days of your life are only 24 hours.”
  72. “Your body is your home. Burning it down will only leave you feeling more isolated than before.”
  73. “I’m beginning to realise that real happiness isn’t something large and looming on the horizon, but instead something small, numerous, and already here. The smile of someone you love. A decent breakfast. The warm sunset. Your little everyday joys all lined up in a row.”
  74. “You never regret not relapsing.”
  75. “Don’t miss out on something that could be so great just because it could also be difficult.”
  76. “Remember how far you’re come instead of how far you’ve got to go.”
  77. Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”
  78. “But things work out, you know. Even if it doesn’t feel okay for a long time, or even if it feels like things will never be okay again, everything works out in the end.”
  79. “Little by little, one travels far.”
  80. “The stars would be proud to know that their atoms created someone like you.”
  81. “Your body is the house you grew up in. How dare you try to burn it to the ground?”
  82. “Rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
  83. “You are worth saving.”
  84. “It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.”
  85. “Destroy what destroys you.”
  86. ” You’ve already survived 100% of your worst days.”
  87. “Watch what happens when you put all your energy of loving another into yourself. That’s when magic happens.”
  88. “Standing still isn’t as glamorous as swimming ahead, but I’m simply grateful to have gotten to a point where I’m no longer sinking.”
  89. “Don’t look at yourself through their eyes.”
  90. “Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don’t be afraid to take the first step.”
  91. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
  92. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
  93. “The things that make me different are the things that make me.”
  94. “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
  95. “A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that are thrown at them.”
  96. “Take care of your body, it is the only place you have to live.”
  97. “Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own.”
  98. “Once you commit, and decide there is no turning back, you’ll find the strength.”
  99. “Holding on tightly to the misery will never get me far.”
  100. “You never fail until you stop trying.”

Thank you for reading! I hope you have found this post helpful and I wish you the best of luck in your recovery. Keep growinggg!



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