When your hay days are over, never forget where you come from, its likely you were surrounded by people you would not usually hang out with, out, who help you get nowhere in life, it’s the relationships we keep that matter most. Make quality friends along the way, that aren’t based on doing drugs or drinking with, let alone have romantic relationships in life, that are built upon those same foundations in life. Stay sober. There is so much more to life, Im not saying that everyone who does yoga and hikes are the only ones at peace with themselves, but … they have something going for them in life, they do things not everyone does. How to be one of those people? Can you stay centered when the times are tough, or do you have outbursts, frustrated with the world and with others. Tips for staying centered by mentalhealthamerica.net are :
As you grow and mature and come to find yourself, you’ll grow out of certain things in life, including humor. Especially when youre taking life seriously. In fact, Nando Raynolds M.A., argues that: “Humanity in general is maturing and behaviors that were socially acceptable in the past have become widely unacceptable.”  Why is this? Its not just movies, that stopped using comedy, its seems that the more scary life becomes, the greater the need for social acceptability in behaviors and commentary, that is that less of us are open to negativity from others, even in a humorous way, everything taken seriously, and nothing taken lightly. Don’t be so threatened by those you don’t understand in life, your safety is paramount, and in order to make others feel safer around you, its important that you stay stable, whether that’s by maintaining sobriety, or just working and being an outstanding human, keep busy, and contribute in positive ways, not by relishing on the days when you were in your 20s and invisible, those days may be long gone, however don’t lose positive momentum, when looking back, you are still you! Enjoy life. -What is staying centered? According to counselingrecovery.com: “Staying centered” is an internal experience of feeling calm and confident within yourself. It’s a feeling of deep trust in one’s abilities or intuition.”  Remind yourself of your self-worth, know your affirmations, and when you start to believe in yourself again, don’t go back through those phases in life, keep moving forward. We all make mistakes in life, and at times exercise poor judgment, which affects our behavior, how we sound, and how we look -be positive inside out. When you express yourself, from a good place in life, others listen, that’s not because you are someone they wish they were, but because you have overcome your struggles, usually first to identify your progress, are your loved ones, you will know when you are better, when everyone seems at ease around you, that’s you being at ease with yourself. Note that progress in life, and pat yourself on the back, you’ve come a long way!