Sober New Year’s Resolutions For 2019
New Years resolutions are an opportunity to improve your life in the ways that matter most. With the right goal and enough discipline, you can make lasting changes that enrich every aspect of your life. For those who struggle with addiction, your New Years resolution can align with your goal to stay sober, serving as a constant reminder of your path to sobriety. Consider adopting one of these sober New Years resolutions for 2019.
A Resolution Can Help Your Sobriety
A New Years resolution is only what you make it. With enough discipline and creativity, your resolution can serve as a blueprint for retaining sobriety throughout the year. Consider these suggestions to see if any of them will work for you:
Commit to Developing a Thriving Fitness Routine
Exercise is a natural anti-depressant. Getting involved in some form of fitness program can do a lot to reduce your stress and take your mind off your addiction. The Mayo Clinic agrees that any form of exercise is an excellent stress reliever, so try some of these ideas to get in the best shape of your life in 2019:
- Join a yoga studio or martial arts school
- Commit to a CrossFit or boot camp class
- Join a hiking club with like-minded people
- Get involved in a basketball team or play regularly on a local court
- Sign up for a 5K a few months away, and train for it daily
Surround Yourself with Positive People This Year
Many self-help books explain that your life will only be as good as the people you surround yourself with. By making an effort to spend time with people who are doing positive things with their lives, it will carry you that much further from the drug-oriented lifestyle that led to addiction. Plus, having positive friends and mentors to talk to will help a lot when you’re having trouble staying sober.
Make a Commitment to Give Back to Your Community
One way to continue your path to sobriety while actually benefitting those around you is community service. Whether this takes the form of volunteering at a homeless shelter or cleaning a local beach, acts of community service benefit the people of your city and can make you feel great as well. If you’re open to making community service your resolution this year, these resources will help you find the best ways to make it happen:
- JustServe.org – Helps you find opportunities to serve your community.
- CyberAssistance.org – Volunteer in an online capacity to support various efforts.
- VolunteerMatch.org – Connects volunteers with the people who need them most.
Myrtle Beach Recovery Can Help In Your Path To Sobriety
Returning home too early can greatly increase your chance of falling back into old habits. If you want to take your time and work through the 12 Step Recovery Process in a peaceful location, give us a call at Myrtle Beach Recovery. Schedule a tour to see how we can best assist you.