Now that you on your way to sobriety, you may have a lot of questions in your head. You may even be wondering if the fun that you had all those times would ever return.
But more importantly, you are now more vulnerable than ever before since there’s a big chance that you will return to your former habits
Here are some tips that will help you stay sober and clean.
1. Being open
You may experience whatever that is being said to you that is in the form of advice or help in the view of shame or attack. It is important to realize that these aren’t, in fact, attacks at your personality or existence. You are not failing. It is also important to remember that in order to be successful, you need to start viewing things differently and to do this, you need to accept help as well as advice. Not only should you hear these pieces of advice but also implement them in your daily life.
2. Focus on the present
Something that many who are recovering do is living in the present. But sometimes, a day can seem like it is taking forever. In order to curb this problem, you need to break your day down into small intervals where you only need to figure out what you need to do in the next hour or minute. Remember that it is all in your head and with just a few weeks of practice, you will be back to your former self.
3. Workout as frequently as you can
All you need to do in order to keep depression, stress or even fatigue away is exercise. You do not have to commit strenuous hours at the gym right at the beginning. This is mainly due to the fact that the chemicals that are responsible for making you feel happy or even right are very low. You turned to a substance to find the missing feelings in the first place. Exercising for a few minutes will release chemicals that will help you feel good and also boost your self-esteem.
No, you do not have to talk to your friends or family all the time, although that is still a viable option. Apart from that you also need to run a narrative as to whatever it is that you are doing. Do not reinforce your feeling of being sad by continually telling yourself that you are okay. Instead, turn to friends or family so that you are at least heard.