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  • Writer's pictureMaria Daniels

Breaking Free: A Journey of Recovery and Clarity

A Journey of Recovery and Clarity

In this episode of Successfully Chaotic, we dive into the inspiring journey of Nicole Poulton, a recovery specialist who helps individuals overcome addiction and find clarity in their lives. Nicole shares her personal story of battling addiction and the challenges she faced while trying to maintain a facade of having it all together.

Her journey serves as a reminder that breaking free from destructive habits and finding clarity is a universal struggle that many of us can relate to.

Embracing Compassion and Empathy: Nicole emphasizes the importance of compassion and empathy when addressing addiction and other negative habits. She reminds us that addiction is not limited to drugs or alcohol; it can manifest in various forms, such as excessive TV watching, overeating, or even busyness. By understanding that addiction is a way of self-soothing and coping with life's challenges, we can approach the topic with empathy and support.

The CLIMB Method: Nicole introduces her CLIMB method, a comprehensive approach to breaking free from addiction and negative habits.

The method consists of five key steps:






Through self-reflection, identifying triggers, and understanding the underlying emotional needs being met by the addiction, individuals can create a personalized plan for recovery and find healthier ways to meet those needs.

Prioritizing Well-being and Mental Health: For women in demanding roles, prioritizing well-being and mental health can be challenging. Nicole suggests incorporating journaling into daily routines as a powerful tool for self-reflection and processing emotions. By writing down thoughts and feelings, women can gain clarity and better understand the root causes of their negative habits. Additionally, Nicole encourages giving oneself grace and acknowledging that it's okay to have bad days. The goal is to shorten the duration of negative emotions and find healthier ways to cope.

Embracing the Chaos: Nicole reminds us that embracing the chaos of life is essential. Life is filled with ups and downs, and it's unrealistic to expect ourselves to be positive and productive 100% of the time. By accepting that bad days are a part of life, we can focus on finding glimmers of positivity and moments of self-care amidst the chaos. It's about finding balance and upgrading our problems into challenges worth overcoming.

Nicole's journey of recovery and clarity serves as a beacon of hope for anyone struggling with addiction or negative habits. Her CLIMB method provides a roadmap for breaking free and finding healthier ways to meet our emotional needs. By prioritizing well-being, embracing the chaos, and practicing self-compassion, we can navigate the winding road of life with clarity and resilience. Remember, it's never too early to seek help and start the journey towards a more fulfilling and balanced life.

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