When you’re in recovery from an addiction, finding activities to help you feel connected to your life and your recovery can make all the difference in how long you choose to stick with your journey, as well as how likely you are to relapse. That’s why it so important to find some amazing things that you can do now, and throughout your recovery journey to help you make the most of every single day in your new, addiction-free life.
Things You Can Do On Your Own
While we all love a sense of community, you’re not going to be spending all your time with others. Learning how to be by yourself, and what you can do to stay motivated on your journey when you’re spending time alone is essential. The great news is that you can turn time alone into much-needed downtime when you choose the right activities.
- You would be so surprised what a few plants in pots can do for your overall sense of purpose and calm in your recovery. It feels good to have something lovely to look out the window at, and you might be surprised at how serene digging in the dirt, pruning, and weeding can make you feel.
- We all need activity, and we all want to feel strong and comfortable. Yoga can help you to calm your mind, shut out the noise of the day, and feel stronger and less tense than if you choose to do no activities at all.
- This is one activity that actually requires you to be alone, but it is so effective that many people, both those who are in recovery from an addiction, and those who aren’t, actually practice regularly. It eases stress, helps you to focus, and allows you to feel calm and shut out all the noise of your day no matter where you are.
Don’t Forget Your Friends and Family
You should also know that there are activities to help you feel connected to your recovery that involve others, too. In fact, when you’re feeling especially stressed or alone, you might find that some quality time with your recovering community or your friends and family can help you to remember that you do have people that care, and you do matter.
Even after rehab, you’re going to find that you want to find activities that can help you feel connected to your recovery, and your new life to help you stay confident in your ability to live clean and sober.