If you have made up your mind to liberate yourself from the clasp of alcoholism and drug abuse, you have already taken the giant leap towards sobriety, and trust me, you are doing great.
No amount of medication or therapy would be effective to keep you sober without your determination. Take one day at a time. We know it isn’t easy, but it’s definitely worth it, and you know that already.
Are you afraid that you’ll be lured into it again? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered for Sober Living.
We have some tried and tested tips for you that would help you to stay sober and keep addiction at bay.
Express yourself and share your feelings:
Alcoholism is a problem observed most commonly among those who find it hard to open up before people. They keep their fears, anxieties and pain locked up within.
They find solace in alcohol since it helps them to shed their inhibitions and vent out.
You will find it easier to stay sober and less dependent on alcohol if you start confiding in somebody. Don’t ever let yourself be burdened by your emotions. Release it.
Get yourself moving with regular physical activities:
Remember why you opted to get and stay sober? That’s right. You wanted to embrace your health. So now let’s replace a destructive addiction with a constructive one.
Fall in love with yourself and your body inside out. Sweat it out and reconstruct yourself with any sport or activity you enjoy. It would make you stronger, peaceful, and rejuvenated and also help you socialize with propitious people.
One new thing everyday challenge:
As the saying goes, an idle mind is the devil’s workshop, we can’t let any devil crawl into your head and manipulate you to shun your sobriety. The idea is that you need to have something to look forward to each day you wake up. Something that would keep your mind related.
Regular monotonous activities barely give much food for our thoughts and thus it wavers to dark places. So, it’s very important to keep your mind excited and curious by planning to do something new each day. Pick anything up, like planting a tree, going for a dance workshop, baking a cake, or redoing your bedroom.
Get Involved in some charity work:
Human beings are a funny race. Cribbing and complaining comes very naturally to us, while we often forget to count our blessings. We often conceive how privileged we are when we encounter the despondency of another human.
Charity doesn’t have to mean financial aid. Try and spend some time with the sick, the dying or the orphaned. Witnessing them struggle for survival and yet refusing to give up would fill your heart with respect for your own life. You would think twice before taking your health for granted and falling for the monstrous addictions. In your endeavor to stay sober, you will be at war with yourself. Be prepared for it. But, once you make up your mind to win with all it takes, you’ll discover the strongest army at your disposal.
Addiction is a mirage, don’t go behind it.
Stay sober, stay healthy.