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Rehab Aftercare – Keeping My House in Order

Before I came into New Life House rehab aftercare I lived my life just plain dirty. I didn’t do my own laundry, I had plates and cups strewn about my room and I didn’t even care. It is amazing how much of an effect having my house out of order can have on my life. Since I did not keep my house in order, personal hygiene suffered as well. I wouldn’t shower regularly, I didn’t take care of my teeth and as the result of that I felt like a low life. After I came into rehab aftercare and started to see how well put together everyone here was, I really wanted what they had. They were presentable and they had their hair done and everything about them looked like they took care of the way they presented themselves. Not only did they dress and look good, but they kept the house and their own personal belongings in order.

I started to follow what they were doing and in no time I was feeling much better about myself. I took showers daily, I shaved on a regular basis and I took care of my teeth for the first time in a long time. I took care of myself and I started to make sure that all of my personal belongings were in order. I made my bed for the first time in years.

It might seem odd but to me, going to bed at night and coming up to a made bed feels really good because I took the time and effort to put my house in order. When I make sure my house is clean, it will reflect in my daily life. I feel like I have a lot more energy now and I feel a lot better about how I am living my life. Manageability plays a big part in keeping my house in order. Now that I take care to clean and organize my belongings, I feel less stressed throughout the day because I am able to manage my time, and I’m able to complete all of the tasks I have set out for my day. It helps out a lot because in the life I was living before I didn’t really have to do that much on a day-to-day basis. But now that I am living a life full of responsibilities it is helpful for me to clean house, trust god and help others.

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