- Practice Meditation
Meditation, in any form, is a great way to quiet the mind and allow the over stimulated brain to get a much needed rest. This is particularly useful for people in recovery. Practicing Yoga in sobriety is an easy way to begin to learn what a quiet mind is like and the benefits of meditation..
- Don’t Hang Out in Bars or Go to Parties in Early Sobriety
Although we are told we can go anywhere on this planet and not feel the need to drink, it is best to stay away from places where drinking is the only activity, especially in early recovery. The reality is how many people really want to hang around people when they are wasted. This is especially critical early on in Sobriety.
- Go to Therapy
Many people in recovery find therapy essential at some point during their recovery process. They find it allows them to have a better understanding of themselves and their past and in turn helps to reinforce their recovery. You see the bottom line is that you are going to experience a rollercoaster of emotions in Sobriety, therapy is an ideal place to learn how to manage them. In the end you can’t run away from what you are feeling it will always eventually find you, but when you begin to learn how to not only feel but process your emotions you are on your way to living a much more fulfilling life.
- “It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” – Joseph Campbell
- Stay Busy
Remember how your mother would tell you that idle hands are the devil’s playground, well she was right. It is important, especially for people in recovery, to stay busy. This does not mean running yourself ragged, but having things to do, and having a sense of purpose in important in the recovery process.
- Don’t Use No Matter What
This may sound like a no-brainer, but it is important to remember. It also easier to stay sober, then get sober, so do whatever you have to do in order to maintain abstinence. The bottom line is that recovery is hard it takes a lot of time and effort and if you’re like me you understand the idea of not having another recovery in you.