Once you have fought your inner demons and come out victorious you can announce with pride that you are now sober! But what happens now? What can you do to fill up the time you now have available? It is important to stay active and find new things to do with yourself so you are not tempted to fall back into old habits and old ways. Here are twelve fun things you can do to celebrate your new sober lifestyle and keep your focus on your life in recovery:
1. Go for a Walk at the Park
Exercise is good for the body and the mind and going for a walk at your local park or track is a good way to stay active and to also get out and engage and interact with other people in a fun and positive way!
2. Relax at the Day Spa
Spas are not just for the ladies and whether you are going alone, with your significant other, or a group of friends, relaxing at the day spa is a wonderful way to spend some time rewarding yourself for all of your hard work.
3. Movie Night With Friends
Now that you are sober you will have more fun with friends and hanging out at the movies is a great way that you all can celebrate and find positive encouraging ways to spend time together making memories.
4. Volunteer in the Community
Many people say that after their fight to reach sobriety they feel a strong desire to help others who are in need so finding volunteer opportunities in your local area can be a great way to spend your time.
5. Weekend Beach Trip
The beach by its very nature is calming and healing so it is a popular destination for friends and family members to gather and celebrate life and all of the good things that are happening in their lives!
6. Plant a Backyard Garden
Whether you have a green thumb and want a huge backyard paradise or you are a novice and are happy with a few potted plants, gardening is a great way to focus your energies on something positive.
7. Read A Brand New Book
Reading is a wonderful way to relax and unwind and can be especially helpful for dealing with the everyday stresses of life and is a good way to destress at the end of your workday.
8. Call Family and Talk on the Phone
Oftentimes addiction causes us to distance ourselves from those we love so calling family and having a nice phone call is one way to reconnect and reclaim your life now that you’re sober.
9. Visit a Museum or Art Gallery
For the loner at heart, or when you just want a little alone time, taking a trip to a local museum or art gallery can be a fun way to pass the time and have a quiet afternoon all to yourself.
10. Have Alcohol-Free Game Night
So long as everyone agrees to the no alcohol terms, there are few things that are as memorable as game night with friends, family, food, and fun so bring out the games and celebrate sobriety!
11. Pick Up a Fun New Hobby
An important part of recovery and remaining sober is finding ways to stay busy and avoid temptations so picking up a new hobby can be a fun and very rewarding way to celebrate your new life.
12. Go See Something New in Your Area
For the traveler at heart you can satisfy your wanderlust with a simple trip to see something new in the local area you have always wanted to see before.
These are just some fun and easy things you can do now that you are sober and have reclaimed your life. Talk with family and friends and plan other fun things you can do either on your own or as a group to continue celebrating your new sober lifestyle! Newport Beach Recovery is a drug and alcohol rehab in Costa Mesa, CA where you can get the personalized treatments you need if you are struggling with addiction. Call today to learn more and to schedule your individual consultation visit and take that first step towards sobriety and living life in recovery.