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5 Simple Tips for Success in Sobriety

Tips and suggestions for how to live a long, happy life in sobriety are always welcome for those of us new to recovery. Everyone works their own sobriety differently, so find what works best for you, and go with it. Over time, you will develop your own routines, and will be sharing what has worked for you, with the newcomer. Below are a few suggestions to keep your life balanced and your recovery going strong:

  1. Exercise – Keeping your body strong also keeps your mind happy, healthy, and less likely to stray to thoughts of drinking or using. If you don’t go to a gym, go surfing, snowboarding, bike riding, play basketball and baseball, go swimming and diving, play tennis or soccer. There are so many things you can do for fun, and when you’re having fun, you’re more likely to stick with it.
  2. Meditate – A lot of people with a lot of time in recovery, practice meditation. This is a good barometer that it probably works. Practice sitting still and quiet, focus on your breathing, and ask for guidance from your higher power.
  3. Remember HALT – Avoid letting yourself get hungry, angry, lonely, and/or tired. All of these feelings put us on edge, toy with our emotions, and make having a craving more likely. Eat regularly, practice your coping skills, keep people you love in your life, and get enough sleep.
  4. Intentions and Affirmations – Think positively, and repeat positive thoughts. Say encouraging things to yourself, and say them often. Set an intention for each day by aiming for something you hope to achieve or learn. Our minds are much more powerful than we give them credit for, so harness the energy between your ears and make it work toward your recovery.
  5. Find Other Interests – Recovery doesn’t have to your whole life, but it should make your life whole. You want to do things that support your recovery and create excitement, challenge, and opportunities for personal growth. Find what interests you. It could be film, cooking, building model cars, learning how to write code, dancing—whatever it is, let it color your life and keep you desirous of long-term recovery.

If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, and want to stop drinking or using, call Resilient House. We can give you the tools you need to live a successful life in recovery, and it can begin today. Give us a call, we are available 24/7, toll-free at 833-242-6431. You can do this. Call now.