As thoughts and emotions come and go, practice the ability to notice them without judgment. The idea is to cultivate the ability to simply ‘be’ and stay fully present in your mind and body. Guided meditations are useful for a beginner, and here is a list of some great free resources.
Gratitude: A simple gratitude practice is very helpful. Keep a daily gratitude list or journal to remind yourself of all the blessings in life and stay connected to your ‘why’ in recovery. Even on tough days, there are always things to be grateful for, and a daily gratitude reminder bolsters recovery and helps foster a sense of loving-kindness towards self and others.
Yoga: You don’t have to be an experienced yoga practitioner to experience its benefits. Find a local yoga studio with beginner classes or follow a beginner online course or video. Yoga is another tool to bring you into the moment, focus on breath, become mindful of the body, and connect with your concept of spirituality.
Art, Music, and Nature: Many people find spirituality in beauty, such as communing with nature by taking a walk, appreciating a beautiful piece of art, or mindfully listening to calming music. Beauty can act as a doorway into spirituality and your own sense of the divine. The idea is to be fully present for these experiences, practice being still, and appreciate things that are bigger than self.