Equanimity can be defined as, “mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation”. Those in recovery benefit from being mindful of their physical, mental, and emotional needs throughout the day. It is import to realize that individuals in early recovery are attempting to balance cravings, triggers and making healthy choices. Efforts such as meditation, body scans and avoiding HALT (Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired) help an individual protect his/her overall wellness.
Equanimity may also include learning how to set personal boundaries, establish priorities and how and when to be assertive. Sobriety, then, should be seen as noble quest. One that requires time, effort, and patience.
Chris McDuffie, MA RRW 888-535-1516