Once you get sober it is very normal to contemplate whether you will have fun or not without the use of mind-altering drugs. Most addicts think that getting sober sounds like a drag. They do not wish to give up their drugs and alcohol, which they may deceive themselves into thinking is the most enjoyable thing on the planet.
Recovery is fun. Bottom line is that you can have as much fun as you will open yourself up to. Instead of turning your nose down on things that you may think of as lame, try out a few sober activities open-mindedly and see what you think.
Make a sober bucket list.
This a great opportunity to list a few entertaining ventures that you have felt limited in doing while you were under the influence. The world is your playground and the sky’s the limit. There is so much to choose from, so pick whatever your heart desires.
Try a new hobby.
You may not know what you like to do, but trying a new hobby will give you an opportunity to see what is out there for you to enjoy. Go bowling. See a movie. Attend a hockey game. Try stand up paddle boarding. There are many hobbies for you to participate in that you can have a ton of fun doing.
Practice Rule 62.
Most people do not like being told what to do or having to follow rules of any kind. This rule, though, is a good one to implement into your life. Putting this rule into effect would mean that you “don’t take yourself too seriously”. Have fun. Be sociable. Laugh as much as you can. Enjoy your present moment like it was your last.
There is definitely a way to have fun and be sober which may be uncomfortable as first. Keep plugging away at your bucket list to open a new world of sober fun.
We have fun here at Serenity Oaks Wellness Center while we help you in your recovery. Our continuum of care can help you transition into recovery. Call us today to find out how we can assist you: 844-720-6847
Being sober can be much more fun than waking up in a place that you do not remember going to and being with people that you do not remember meeting. Sound familiar? You never have to live like that again if you do not want to. Get moving in recovery and let yourself have some sober, memorable fun.