Now that you've made the decision to get sober, complete rehab and have given up a life full of drinking and drugs, you enter into the recovery stage. This stage will last for the rest of your life and you will undoubtedly face many challenges. One of these challenges will be transitioning from a life revolving around finding and doing drugs to one of healthy choices. Living a healthy and sober lifestyle doesn't have to be a boring one. It can actually be really fulfilling, exciting and extremely rewarding to be sober and set free from your vices. If you need drug rehab in Columbus OH, Raleigh or Charlotte NC, let Legacy Freedom help you recover from your addiction in a holistic way. Our alternative treatments have been proven to help addicts get sober. Call us today to learn more.
Today's post is going to focus on how you can discover new and healthy ways to have fun without jeopardizing your sobriety while in recovery. As you start this journey, you're going to have to be able to be patient and open minded. You'll need to have a strong desire to create this new lifestyle and step outside your comfort zone and try new things. The faster you realize you can accomplish a lot more than you were giving yourself credit for, the quicker you'll start maximizing your enjoyment of everything life has to offer, all while staying sober.
You've heard of a bucket list right? If not, this is a list of things for you to do before you die. We want you to make your own bucket list. Think back to your childhood for some inspiration. Making a bucket list is a great first step in figuring out healthier ways of having fun in recovery. If you're having trouble thinking of things to put on your bucket list, how about starting with something you really enjoy doing, but looking for ways to do it differently? For instance - if you like to camp in the woods, why not go camping somewhere really cool like Yellowstone National Park? Want to go for a long hike? How about hiking the Appalachian Trail?
You can also put things down on your list that you're not really good at, or have never even done before. If you love to go to the beach, then travel somewhere exotic and learn how to surf. That idea could mark two things off of your bucket list. It is a really good idea to mix your list up with things that you love to do, would like to learn how to do, and even things that you think you could never do. Some list items might scare you to death, but will also let you overcome a fear and make you feel alive - like sky diving.
Organize and Prioritize
Now that you have ideas for your bucket list written out, a big question is how do you organize your list and what should you do first. A good rule of thumb is to start out slow and do some of the simpler things that you can afford and devote some time to. This way you can ease yourself into doing these new things and build up your positive coping skills and self confidence to handle a few of the more daring list items.
When prioritizing your list, you should also take into account any necessary learning curves. For example, don't try to swim the English Channel if you can't swim. You'll want to put these list items further down your list but you'll also have fun training and learning how to accomplish these goals.
Overall, there really isn't a wrong way to prioritize your list as long as you keep your safety and sobriety in mind. This is your life we are talking about here. The main thing is to enjoy life and seek out new things.
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