Getting sober isn’t easy. It’s a long process, and if you’ve taken the steps towards recovery we applaud you. However, it’s just the first step in recovery.
Staying sober and living a sober life is another process entirely, and if you want to take that step, we’re here to help. Read on for some of our best tips on staying sober after recovery.
Live in a Sober House
Even after recovery, it’s easy to fall back into the same old habits if you’re surrounded by what had been tempting you in the first place. Even something as simple and unassuming as a beer in the fridge can trigger old habits.
One key step to maintaining sobriety is to live in a sober environment. Treatment centers such as Inspire Malibu are great places to start and continue the path towards sober living.
If you don’t want to live in an addiction treatment center, there are plenty of alternative options for sober living. There are sober houses specifically for recovering addicts, where everyone keeps each other accountable. You can also simply choose to live with other people who don’t engage in drugs or alcohol, whether or not they’re recovering addicts as well.
The key is to not surround yourself with temptation, and live in a place that encourages sobriety.
Make Goals and Take Living a Sober Life One Day at a Time
Maintaining a sober life is a daily process. If you’re looking at sobriety as something you have to do for the rest of your life it can be daunting and seemingly impossible. Instead, look at sobriety as something you need to maintain for the next day or the next week, and then continue to do that every day and every week.
One great way to take sobriety one day at a time is to make goals for yourself. They don’t have to be related to sobriety.
Many people adopt a daily regimen of yoga and fitness as a way to help maintain sober living. Practicing yoga is especially helpful, as it calms the mind, blocks out distractions, and helps you feel better physically.
Pick up a New Hobby or Two
There are plenty of activities that can help you with sober living. A lot of these things might be something that you always wanted to do, but never did because of your addiction.
Hobbies like gardening are great for recovery because it’s something you need to think about every day, and is something that grows alongside you.
Whatever hobbies you decide to pick up, make sure it’s something that encourages your sober living and doesn’t surround you with temptation.
Beyond Recovery: Making the Most of Your Sober Life!
We hope that this article can help you with living a sober life, and we’re glad you’ve decided to live this life!
If you’re looking for more ways to make the most of your newfound sobriety, we have plenty of articles for you! From lifestyle tips to money-making opportunities, to traveling the globe, we have everything you need to live your best life.