While in recovery, fighting off boredom can be trouble for some people. Even if you've got a pretty well rounded regiment, there will times when you find yourself with either nothing to do or stuck in a rut. Getting your sense of adventure back can really help.
Over the course of the next two posts, we're going to talk about how you can be more adventurous. If you, or someone you love and care about, have issues with substance abuse or with drinking too much, call Legacy Freedom for help. We offer the best drug and alcohol rehab in NC and OH. We are an outpatient facility that uses alternative therapy options that include outdoor adventure and wilderness programs. Keep reading for more information.
How to Get Your Sense of Adventure Back
The Adventure Definition
The first step in getting your adventure back is defining what it means for you. Some people have aspirations to be adventurous, but have no idea how to get started since they have no personal definition of it. You also have to understand that adventure means different things to different people.
Some might find spending several weeks backpacking across Europe adventurous, while others might feel like just trying out a new sport fills their needs. Adventure can be anywhere, and you don't have to be a world traveler to experience it.
Your adventure definition also doesn't have to remain the same either. As you grow and experience new things, your sense of adventure will also grow. Before you know it, you'll be wanting to try all sorts of new things.
Examine Your Fears and the Things You Say No to
Your fears can control your sense of adventure. Now, being scared of things is perfectly OK. After all, you're not going to find me trying to walk a tight-rope across the Grand Canyon. I have a healthy fear of heights. Recently I went to an adventure rope course where I was suspended 35 feet up in the air. I was harnessed in, and safe, so I knew that there was no need to be panicked. It was so much fun, and made me feel alive. This was adventurous for me, and I faced one of my fears. I didn't let being scared of heights stop me from having fun and feeling alive.
You should also examine all the things you constantly say "no" to. Saying no as a habit, knee-jerk response, or to protect your time and schedule can also make you miss out on adventure. So lighten up, and say yes to a few things. You might just find adventure right around the corner.
Be sure to join us for part two of this series where we give you even more tips on how to find more adventure in your life. For help with addiction issues, keep reading to see how Legacy Freedom can help.
Proven Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehab
Drug addiction, alcohol abuse and other forms of substance abuse are controlling diseases that can get worse over time, especially if not treated. Legacy Freedom Treatment Center knows how important it is to receive effective, comprehensive treatment that is specialized to each individual, and not a group. Our outpatient drug and alcohol rehab in NC and OH includes holistic and alternative therapies that are customized to fit your needs. It’s not just a 12-step, or a one-size-fits-all program; it’s about real recovery with real people. Our outpatient methodology also allows your loved ones to be able to be home with family, go to work, and attend school!