Once you get sober, “what to do next” is a common query which occurs in people who have spent years under the influence of mind-altering drugs and alcohol. Since you spent most of your time chasing your next high, the best thing to do in your recovery is to pursue the life skills that are essential to your sobriety.
Being consistent in your daily life will prove to be an asset to your recovery. Get a home group and decide on some meetings that you can attend regularly and show up. Plan time to exercise, meditate, and do step work. Applying structure into your daily routine will be beneficial for you to continue growing in your recovery.
To be the best you, making sure that you are taking care of the body, the mind, and the soul is vital for long lasting recovery. If you do not feel good in any of these areas, one can affect the other and make you lopsided in your recovery instead of being healthy. Tend to your hygiene, get some sleep, eat well, and get some physical activity. These are some of the basic needs your body craves to be whole. Do not overwhelm yourself with doing them all at once. Try one thing at a time to experience the amazing results of taking care of yourself with kindness.
Getting employment is instrumental in learning how to be responsible again in your sobriety. It is important to be accountable in recovery and one of the best ways to do that is to take a job. You will get to be in charge of your duties while suiting up and showing for life earning a paycheck.
During your time of being out there in your addiction, you may have caused some havoc with the people that you were closest to. Learning how to deal with the people who mean something to you even after you have caused some damage may be frightening. Use your steps to repair your past mistakes and learn how to set new boundaries for you and your loved ones to coexist on different terms going forward.
Life skills can feel awkward to obtain on this new sober journey you are on although they are necessary to grow in your recovery. By learning, or relearning, new life skills, you will gain some well-deserved self-esteem.
The Kimberly Center is an evidence-based treatment program that assists individuals who are suffering from substance abuse and related issues. Our goal is to restore a healthier, happier, and more productive life in recovery.
Call us today to begin: 855-4-KCENTER (855-452-3683)