3 Essential Tips to Getting Sober in a Sober Home
Unfortunately, addiction is a common disease all around the world. This is more so true in the United States where the opioid epidemic is making headlines everywhere. This epidemic has also put a stigma on those who suffer from addictions of all kinds. It’s important to keep in mind that if you are struggling with addiction or maintaining sobriety, things will get better over time. Like any journey there will be obstacles; however, with the right tools to succeed, you can overcome them and be victorious in your fight for sobriety. At Sunrise Sober living we have all the tips and information to help you either reach or maintain sobriety. These tips have been a huge asset to many who are facing the same situation you are in.
Tips for Getting and Staying Sober
1. Focus on Health
You are technically already doing this by pursuing sobriety; however, focusing on living a completely healthy lifestyle can help keep you motivated in the long run. Putting your energy into working out is an excellent way to stay physically fit. While working towards sobriety you can also keep down cholesterol levels and body fat. Seeing the results of working out will serve as further motivation and can eventually even grow into a hobby you can use for stress relief and as a distraction. Workouts such as yoga are great for the brain and can assist in controlling your thoughts. On this journey, you want to stay as positive as possible and keep positive affirmations in the brain. This will help keep you going on your journey and will reduce obstacles. Meditation is another great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle, with similar benefits to yoga, meditation can help you stay on track and avoid relapsing. On top of working out, maintaining a healthy diet can keep you heading in the right direction. Some foods that are great for the mind are blueberries, broccoli, oranges, pumpkin seeds, and dark chocolate.
2. Confide in a Trusted Friend
People try and find a work out buddy when they are new to working out to help keep them accountable. This is the same kind of concept here with sobriety. We suggest you find a trusted friend who can keep you accountable throughout your journey. This person does not need to be going through the same situation or even have experience with this situation; they just need to be able to support you through the hard times. It also helps to have a friend who is a good influence on your life. This person can give you some tips for getting your life to go in the direction you want it to, almost as a mentor would.
3. Find a Purpose
This is arguably one of the most critical tips we could give you. You aren’t just getting sober for the heck of it; you’re doing it for a reason. It could be for family and friends, for your health, for a career you want to pursue, whatever it is, write it down somewhere and refer back to it when you are feeling low. There are going to be rough patches through the process; however, if you can remember your purpose and your why, it’ll be much easier to stay motivated. You could even have more than one purpose. Recovery is the perfect time to do some looking within and asking yourself some heavy questions. These questions could be about what goals you have, what hobbies you want to pursue, and where you want to be in 5 years. Now is the time to figure out what it is you want from your life, after all, you only get to live life once.
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction and has decided that it is time to get help, contact our experts at Sunrise Sober Living. We will work with you to either maintain your sobriety or achieve sobriety, your health is important to us. We have a compassionate team that has years of experience in helping others achieve their goals. Contact Sunrise Sober Living today at (954) 248-1818 to learn how we can assist you.