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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Those in Recovery

by on Saturday, December 19th, 2020

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For many individuals going through addiction recovery, the start of a new year can be a reason to set a goal for their sobriety. Many new year’s resolutions are about sobriety and maintaining one’s recovery for these individuals. However, knowing what resolutions to make that you can stick to is essential. 

Keep a Gratitude Journal

Committing to keeping a gratitude journal every day may seem simple, but it can do wonders for your recovery. For the days you feel down, keeping the journal can inspire you to find the bright side of what you are going through and what you are thankful for. On the good days, the journal can serve as a reminder to keep going and remember that life is better sober.

Find a Support Group

Recovery is an individual experience, but it is also recommended to find a support network to keep you motivated and hold you accountable. Looking into support groups either in your area or online and connecting with other sober individuals can encourage your recovery. These friends can last a lifetime as you all enjoy life in sobriety and continue to provide support for one another.

Be Vulnerable

Being vulnerable may seem like a simple resolution. Still, it is challenging to accomplish. Admitting you are hurting and need help takes strength, and committing to being more vulnerable and willing to open up can help your recovery. After all, you cannot heal if you don’t first admit you have a problem and need help.

Exercise

While it seems that everyone in the world is making a resolution to exercise and get healthy, doing so for your recovery will boost your motivation and keep you grounded. Exercise can relieve stress, depression, boost your mood, help you sleep better, and more. The benefits are endless not only for your overall quality of life but recovery as well.

Get Unplugged

Social media often has detrimental effects on life and mental health. This is especially true for recovery, as you may see things that trigger or tempt you to relapse or compare yourself to others in recovery. Unplugging for a short time and taking a social media break can help you take a breath and focus on your recovery.

New Year’s resolutions may seem silly, but they are a great way to set a goal for yourself and work to follow through. This is especially true if you are recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. Setting the right resolution can encourage you to stick with your sobriety and progress even more in your recovery. Our suggestions are a great place to start, but remember anything that boosts your recovery is an excellent resolution to have. Communicate with your sober friends or sponsor to help you develop your own resolution tailored to you and your recovery. The staff at Restorations Therapy can also help you create a resolution that is fit for you. Call us today at (720) 446-6585 for more tips and suggestions in setting your New Year’s resolution. Together we can develop a goal for the new year and create a plan to help you move forward. 

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