The “Alaskan Bush People” star has been working on himself lately.
Matt Brown has struggled with substance abuse over the years and recently has been open with his sobriety journey. He posted a video to Instagram explaining his mindset to his fans.
In the video, Matt stands at the sink in his friend’s bathroom and gets ready to shave.
“It’s really important for me and my recovery, not only my sobriety recovery, my like spiritual recovery to be good to myself, and good “okay” with myself, ” Matt says in the video. “So I’ve got to own the fact that I’m 100% of my 50%, so what that means is that out of the entire world, everybody and everything else is 50% and the other 50% is myself. So what I have 100% control of is my 50%.”
It’s good to see the “Alaskan Bush People” star taking responsibility for things that he can control. He recognizes that he can’t be responsible for how other people react or behave. He can only be in charge of his own actions.
‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star is Mindful of his Appearance
For Matt, taking care of his appearance is an important part of his sobriety.
“So I’ve looked in the mirror so many times before and I was scraggly and dirty and I looked crazy and everything,” he says in the video. “And nowadays, I stay clean and shave. Because when I look in the mirror, I don’t want to see that guy. Right?”
If you look good, you feel good. Or so they say. And it seems like this approach has been working well for Matt. That said, he still struggles with how other people perceive him.
“The hardest thing for me is that no matter how I look or what I’m doing or how long I’ve had my stuff together. There are people in this world that just won’t accept that.,” he continues in the video. “And the hardest thing is having to live around them, and see them, and see the way that they react and the things that they say, which so just don’t mirror reality in any form.”
The path Matt Brown is on is a difficult one to tread. But many fans are glad to see him being so open with his struggles and have offered him tons of support via social media.
We wish Matt the best of luck on his sobriety journey.