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Make it a Great Day

Making it a great day is one of the many choices we can make each day, but it takes more than a simple statement to make it happen. We must engage in activities that are purposeful and will move our lives in the direction we want them to go. It is a strategic choice and process that we are all capable of doing, and producing, if we are willing to put in the effort.

Make it a great day: Complete a Task – Complete a task first thing in the morning, so momentum is on your side; do something you can feel good about so your day is off to a productive start. These are easy tasks like making your bed, making a healthy breakfast, or a morning workout. Create a Morning Gratitude List - We all have much to be grateful for, so write it down. Set Your Commitments and Intentions for the Day - Define those tasks that, if completed, will move your life in the direction you want it to go.

  • Commitments must be measurable - i.e., Today I will drink 120 ounces of water; Today I will work 10-hours; Today I will have a conversation with ...

  • Intentions are more of an aim - i.e., Today, I will accept outcomes rather than get angry when things don't work out the way I want; Today, I will not worry about what other people are doing and focus on what I control.

Pause & Review - Confirm throughout the day that you are working on the commitments you set and not allowing yourself to be distracted. Be Honest on Your Progress - Ask for help if stuck or being slowed down by uncertainty. Refocus yourself if you are being lazy or get distracted. Review at the End of the Day – Before going to bed, review how the day went. This is a time to celebrate the wins and identify the "why" behind the losses. Also, take a minute to state again what you are grateful for. Do It Again Tomorrow.

If each day you define and follow-through on what are the most important things you can be doing, you are bound to get where you want to go.

IOP GROUPS | Choice Recovery

Choice Recovery offers IOP groups in the morning, evening, and via telehealth. Choice IOP Groups are led by master's-level clinicals and range in topics across all modality's related addiction treatment. The Choice Recovery program is evidence-based with a focus on the whole-body, not simply an individual's struggle with substance abuse.

Choice Recovery accepts AHCCCS insurance, including Banner University, AZ Complete Health, United Healthcare, and Mercy Care. For individuals with private insurance, Choice Recovery accepts most plans. In addition to IOP Groups, Choice Recovery offers individual counseling, personal coaching, and many other therapeutic resources. Choice Recovery is located in the East Valley several Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, South Scottsdale, and Phoenix.

For more information or questions please call Choice Recovery at 480-527-0337 or email us at


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