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5 Ways to Jumpstart and Maintain a Sober Lifestyle

August 30, 2017 Addiction Treatment

A big part of alcoholism recovery is learning how to live a sober lifestyle. It’s about discovering ways in which to better oneself. There is no time like the present to cultivate positive change in your life.

With September comes a new month, a new season, and an opportunity for a fresh start. Also, it’s Recovery Month so we thought it would be a great time to talk about all the ways you can enhance your recovery or give it a little boost. Here are five ways to jumpstart a healthy lifestyle free from alcohol dependency.

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Use a Sober Lifestyle App to Keep Track of Your Progress

We live in a busy non-stop world where it’s easy to lose track of where we’ve been, why we’ve been there, and how we can learn from it. On the flip side, it’s also easy to keep track of such things thanks to our booming tech industries. Keeping track of your experiences throughout your recovery using a recovery journal or a sobriety app will help you to look at yourself. Use your habits to inspire you to make or continue with the change you want to happen in your life.

Always Make Time for Rest and Rejuvenation

When you are in the midst of alcohol abuse, drinking becomes your answer to everything. The ail to all your aches and troubles. In your substance abuse, you had one thing right; we as humans do need a little healthy escape every now and again. Book a weekend trip, explore something new, or take a day at home each week to relax and reset.

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Fuel Your Sober Lifestyle With Nourishing Foods

It is so much easier to do all that you set out to do when you fuel your body in a clean and healthy way. Fill up on nutrient-dense foods like fresh fruits and veggies and reduce your intake of refined sugary foods. You will feel more energized and ready to take on anything.

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Don’t Forget to Treat Yourself

That being said, it is important to remember to celebrate victories, no matter how big or small. When you have reached a milestone in your recovery, celebrate by treating yourself to your favorite latte or indulge in something that inspires you to stay on track.

Find Your Passion – And Do That

Spend your time doing things that you love and that are good for your mind, your body, and your spirit. Find a job that calls to you, pick up a hobby that makes you rediscover passion, or simply make it a goal to establish more meaningful relationships. Whatever makes you happy – do that.

Remember, success doesn’t happen overnight. It happens after you put in the work required to make real change happen.

What are some things you do to motivate yourself in your alcohol addiction recovery?

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