Congratulations! You did it. You got sober which is an amazing feat to overcome. Now how do you navigate your way through a life in sobriety? Some people seem to float aimlessly through sobriety on a pink cloud and others have a really hard time steering in the right direction. While there is no book titled, “Getting Sober for Dummies”, there are many books and suggested tools to help lay out the course for you in sobriety.
Life in Sobriety
Get in a 12-Step Program
AA, NA, OA, or any other program that ends with being anonymous, can offer some of the best support out there. Working the twelve steps honestly with a sponsor can introduce recovery in a way that can make sense on what to do on a daily basis. Each program has a hand book filled with suggestions and tools to guide you by example. The spirituality of these programs will help create a morality within you that makes it simple to journey through life with compatible individuals.
Find a Higher Power
A 12-Step program’s biggest instruction is to “find your own conception” of a Higher Power. Coming to terms with the fact that running on self-will is a not a good combination in sobriety, may lead you to grasping onto something bigger than yourself.
You Only Have to Change Everything
Finding out if people and places are conducive to your sobriety is important to figure out. You should not hang out at places or with people that can be harmful to your chances at staying sober. These factors can be responsible for triggers and even worse, relapse. Putting your sobriety first above everything will take making some necessary change that may seem impossible at first, but that you will hopefully appreciate later.
Live in an Attitude of Gratitude
People that are happy are usually grateful and vice versa. Attuning to gratitude can become part of your daily ritual by living in it. Writing a daily gratitude list in a journal, texting it daily to a group of friends, or sharing it in meeting will change your perception into something more grateful. If you seek a gratuitous attitude, a grateful heart will follow.
Accepting Sobriety as Your Way of Life
Conforming to a sober lifestyle is easier than you think. You may believe it will be boring or not very fun, but try it out before you decide against it. Sobriety is more enjoyable when you wake knowing where you were, what you did, and not having to apologize for unacceptable behavior.
Using sobriety as a vessel for integrating principles along with actions, can direct you towards the best decision of your existence. Take the helm so that recovery can be your beacon to reform.
You deserve to be ADORNED in your recovery. Life skills, coping tools, education, holistic healing, and a sober support system will help you gain long term sobriety. Serenity Oaks Wellness Center offers a comprehensive treatment program for recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
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