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How do I know when I am recovered ?

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Last Updated: 04/20/2020 at 4:09pm
How do I know when I am recovered ?
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Top Rated Answers
CarolineFreedom
March 9th, 2015 6:31pm
You kinda need to feel it. It's that kind of feeling when everything that happened in the past is just in the past. It can be also the tims where you're ready to talk about that ( doesn't have to trough ). You should forgive if someone hurted you. :)
elfenpixie
April 13th, 2015 11:38pm
You'll know when you dont have to ask yourself that question, when you learn to love yourself for you! :)
helpfuldot
May 26th, 2015 8:18pm
I consider myself to be recovered when I don't use my destructive or obsessive habits to cope with my daily events, or when I can get through situations and not feel the need to use any habits or avoid everything altogether. Even if someone is fully recovered, I think that it's normal to still think about returning to those habits or having relapses months or years later. It's something to work on for good, not just for a few months
maggicantdraw
August 2nd, 2015 10:03pm
There is no sure way to know. The best answer I have, is to look for the time when you feel "normal" again. When you can naturally do whatever you did before you went into the disorder.
364rain567
September 7th, 2015 1:38am
Whenever you feel like you have moved on from the bad place in your life and you don't want to even think about relapsing
MusicMajor
September 29th, 2015 8:50pm
Recovery is a hard path and I personally believe that it is a long one! A good way to know that you are recovered is when you no longer feel you need to act upon urges or if you no longer have urges! I believe that a good way to help with recovery is just making sure you have good coping mechanisms and you are true to yourself! Hope that helped! "\ml/"
DrGemini
January 5th, 2016 12:21pm
When you can go through your daily activities in a way that satisfies you and manage to be independent.
Anonymous
January 17th, 2016 8:00am
When you feel completely satisfied with yourself and can go through your usual daily activities without feeling like you're being dragged down
delicatePomegranate33
June 20th, 2016 3:50pm
You will most likely be recovered when the symptoms of your illness lose their persistence and you begin thinking in a more healthy manner.
Anonymous
September 5th, 2016 12:42pm
When you are feeling happy and confident being yourself and don't feel the need to pretend to be someone your not
Food4Thought
April 24th, 2017 3:18am
This is definitely a very difficult question to answer. Everyone is different. And, as someone who's had to deal with depression and anxiety, I feel like it's always something that I will have to monitor. There are good days and there are bad. And there are REALLY bad. But I think as long as you stay aware of your feelings, and seek the support you need during the hard times-- whether it be from family or friends or even the 7 cups community :)-- everything will be okay 💖
Anonymous
December 5th, 2017 4:22pm
It sounds simple but when you are happier more often and when you have positive thoughts about your future, your relationship and your current life.
Kyra004
April 24th, 2018 8:26pm
When you stop worrying. When you don't care about risks. When you realise others don't define your happiness.
immortal1002
April 20th, 2020 4:09pm
When i feel free to do any thing and stop thinking of that what is was troubling about. When i don't feel anything about the past which was my bad experience, when it doesnt trouble me anymore then i will come to know that i am recovered completely. When i start to feel positive about everything and when i work only for my wellness then i know i am covered completely. Last year when i didnt crack JEE mains exam i was completly broken, but by the tme i start thinking positive and think that that was only one exam it will not decide my future and now i am recovered and happy