January is a great time to start or add more effort on your path to sobriety. It all starts with you, but there are extra measures you can take to help yourself reach your goals and enjoy continued success in your life. Read on to find a few tips from Delray Beach Rehab to find out how you can help yourself thrive this year.
Tips for Sober Living All Year Round
- Surround yourself with good company. It’s a fact that a lot of renewed drinking happens when you are around people who encourage you to drink. Even if well-intentioned, it’s better to take care of yourself first instead of exposing yourself to people who might make it harder for you to achieve your goals.
- Say no to toxic living. Eat healthy, exercise, and avoid negative stressors that drain you. Whether it’s a bad work environment, friends or family that constantly drain you, or negative environmental stimuli, find a way to improve your situation and take care of yourself.
- Set positive goals beyond sobriety. It’s important to stay sober and focus on that. However, it’s also easy to become too focused, while forgetting about other life goals. Broaden your horizons and make some great personal goals that are not related to sobriety. A rising tide lifts all boats. When you improve one area of your life, you may find that other areas improve as well, including staying sober.
- Practice self-care. When you take care of yourself first, you can better take care of others. Find a way to take care of yourself that leaves you feeling stronger, more confident, and more relaxed. Every person has their own type of self-care that works best for them. Some common types of self-care include reading books, spending time alone, hanging out with friends, getting a massage, going out for coffee, writing in a journal, or taking naps. Practicing self-care helps you step back and see the bigger picture.
- Set proper boundaries. When you set the right boundaries, you let the good things in while keeping the bad things out. When you let other people dictate your life, you end up tired and ineffective. On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you don’t share your true worth and personality with other people, you miss out on enjoying life to the fullest. Working on boundaries takes practice and time. Consult with a professional at Delray Beach Rehab to find out which boundaries you can set to improve your life.
When you start taking small steps toward recovery, every other good thing will fall in place. It’s never too late to begin working on yourself and your life. After all, you only have one life to live. Why not make it the best life you could ever imagine?