The Journey of Mental Health Recovery: How it feels

Last Update on August 28, 2020 : Published on August 29, 2020
Journey of Mental Health Recovery

We all know that life is full of ups and downs but the ones who recover from the obstacles and enjoy the ups are the people we should get inspired from. Life can be so unfair that obstacles may become so tough for us and recovering from such situations might become more difficult to cope with.

However, recovery is a whole different story, not a sprint that takes its own time. We can discover a lot on the journey of recovery along with hope. This blog covers how the journey of mental health recovery looks like and how we can make most of it. So, let’s get started.

1. Relation of Hope and Recovery

relation of Hope and Recovery

Acknowledgment of recovery and importance of mental health is really essential to take the first towards recovery. During the acknowledgment keeping hope as BFF will fasten the process and even make it easier. Furthermore, hope can really change the devastating experiences into something positive.

However, it is more essential to understand that the recovery journey is all about two steps further and one step backward. Therefore, hope will help you to keep going with the process. Self-acceptance which comes from within takes you on the other level of recovery. Remember, keep going, and never give up.

2. Relation of Help and Recovery

relation of Help and Recovery

Little bit prepping on the journey of recovery is really good. It would be really efficient if you make a plan of everything which might come in the way. First of all, understand that everyone has a different personality so do not compare your journey with someone else’s journey.

The journey of recovery might become hard during some days; therefore, I strongly suggest visiting your mental health provider and seeking help whenever needed. Or else, you can also ask your mental health provider or therapist to help you in the plan as well. Trust me; this is definitely going to work.

3. Discover the Undiscovered on the Recovery Journey

discover the Undiscovered on the Recovery Journey

Before you start moving at a fast speed, take a step back and think about the journey with a different perspective. You can compare the journey or process with something you love. Like, I really love to travel, so while travelling, I make sure to make a plan, book all the tickets, and pack all the needed stuff. But most importantly, when I step out from my home, I make sure to visit and explore all the places which are still unexplored to get the best experience of travelling. Similarly, when you take the road of recovery, think about every possible thing to make the best of it.

  • Importance of people

Think of a situation where you are alone in a beautiful location and there are few supplies to survive. You don’t get to interact with anyone; there is no one to feel bad about. Will you be able to stay there for 9 months? I have literally asked this question to people and they replied no. maybe some of them were scared of few supplies or maybe wild animals. But most importantly they were scared to be alone. They replied that in the journey of recovery, they really need a support system.

People with depression, anxiety and various mental issues understood that social support is really important for the recovery. Social support helps in the lows and celebrates in the ups. Therefore, during your journey of recovery, learn about the important of people and try to explore the undiscovered. Try to differentiate the best.

  • Learn more about yourself

learn more about yourself

Most importantly, you learn more about yourself during the journey of recovery. The way you are fighting each day and setting goals for the inspiration are really motivating. Keep up the good work and keep going with the life so that you can reach your goal.

You can learn new things throughout the journey, you can discuss about new ideas. Bring the joy and excitement in your life with this.

I hope this blog helps you in the journey of your recovery. For more such content, follow Calm Sage on all social media platforms.

Thanks for reading!

More power to you!

About The Author

Aayushi Kapoor
Aayushi Kapoor

Aayushi is a Content Creator at Calm Sage. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology and a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Her constant interest in the improvement of mental health, nutrition, and overall wellness embarked upon her career as a “full-time educational writer.” She likes to make an asynchronous connection with her readers. Her mantra for living life is "What you seek is seeking you".


  1. Akanksha Soni
    Akanksha Soni

    Can you share real stories based on recovery?

  2. Tom

    When I was facing this I experienced a lot of things, seeing many ups and downs in my life but now I overcome this, now I have a goal, a happy life

    1. Aayushi Kapoor
      Aayushi Kapoor

      Truly, you are an inspiration for all of us. Keep reading more

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