Whether you are new to recovery or have been around for awhile, your life is always a work in progress. Staying on top of what works for you, and being open to suggestions can be helpful in strengthening your recovery, and can help you to better manage stress. Remember to take it easy, but also keep moving forward. You are going through a lot of changes, and it can be overwhelming. Be gentle on yourself, and take everything one day at a time. The following are a few ways you can improve your recovery and overall well-being:
- Hit the Gym – This is a big one because there are so many little tweaks you can do in your daily routine to aid in your recovery. Exercise is incredibly important to your mental health. Plus, you’ll get a big dose of feel-good endorphins while strengthening your body. Even going on walks in your neighborhood is a good start. Do what you can, every step helps.
- Meditation – They say prayer is asking, and meditation is listening. Most of us feel like we’re “not good” at meditating, but the act of sitting in peace with yourself, and calming your mind helps to quiet the noise between our ears.
- Help Others – Recovery is a “we” program, and when possible, lend a hand to others. Introduce yourself to a newcomer or offer a ride to someone who may need a lift to your meeting. Helping other people feels good, and it strengthens your recovery.
- Pay Attention – You might be amazed at what you will notice, if you take notice. Pay attention to your body’s cues, your environment, and those around you. This is part of getting to know yourself and staying centered in the moment.
- Try New Things – Now that you’re sober, you can do anything you put your mind to, so go out and you do you. Maybe you’re interested in skydiving or scuba diving, or you’ve always wanted to be part of a book club. Now you can, and if it interests you, it might be worth checking out—you may just fall in love with something new.
You don’t have to struggle with addiction any longer. Call The Lakehouse Recovery Center, and begin a new path. Your life can change, and you can recover. Give us a call, we are available 24/7, toll-free at (877) 762-3707. We will teach you the tools you need today, to improve your life tomorrow. You can do this. Call now.