With any addiction, the main focus is to try and stay sober one day at a time. There are, however, ways to supplement your efforts to remain abstinent that are not only healthy but can really make you feel good in the process. Most of the time when someone is in their addiction, they can really beat themselves up physically, mentally, and spiritually. Once you get into recovery, you can begin to offset the negative with more positive activities that can really make a huge difference in your day to day life in recovery.
Go to a meeting
There are many types of meetings that are available that can really help to change your perspective. You may walk in there thinking that you are having the worst day ever and then leave the meeting with more hope than with what you came in with. Being around people that are just like you can make you feel like you are not alone.
Whether you have a Higher Power or not, spending some quiet time in mediation will ultimately calm you down. You can use it for spiritual reasons or you can use it to stop thinking about the crazy things that are probably going on in your life
You do not have to do anything strenuous for it to be considered exercise. Walking outside in your neighborhood or stretching are low impact exercises that have been proven to help people physically. Taking some time to get your body moving also releases endorphins in the brain that can make you feel good.
The only person that can take care of your body is you. You already got sober so why not continue making your body healthy by eating vegetables, fruits, lean protein, and whole grains that will get your body to thrive. Your body will appreciate it.
Help someone else out when you can – bottom line. There may be part of you that thinks that you have nothing to give although you do. Put your hand out to someone and you will see the attributes that you have that you can pass onto someone else.
Find a therapist that suits you and get to work. One of the best ways to change your behavior is to say it out loud and let a therapist guide you on how to work it out.
One of the primary reasons that you most likely got sober had to do with feeling better. Using these activities as a standard, you can continue to remain healthy all the way around in recovery.
If you or someone you know is struggling from drug or alcohol addiction, Renewal Recovery Solutions can assist you in getting and staying sober. We aspire to provide lasting inspiration which will result in enduring sobriety.
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