Setting Sober Resolutions for the New Year
Sober living through addiction treatment is a lifestyle. At Alina Lodge, we encourage you to set sober resolutions for yourself so that you can move forward in your recovery. Detox is only the first step in your treatment process. Every step you take in your recovery will build on the previous one. If you have tried to stop on your own and you keep relapsing, it’s crucial to find a professional treatment program that works for you. Take time to think about what your options are.
If you are struggling with an addiction, you can change your life for the better with the right attitude.
Maintaining Your Sobriety by Making Resolutions
Recovery is a process that you will change over time. When you make sober resolutions, you set out your intentions with specific, measurable goals. The new year is a good time to focus on your sober living goals and how you hope to maintain your sobriety this year. When you set resolutions, you clarify your purpose and how you are going to get there. Success is yours when you take the time to reflect on your goals and resolve to turn your goals into reality.
Your sober resolutions might include:
- Learning how to ask for help before you relapse
- Finding a sponsor to begin 12-step work
- Choosing a therapist and going to therapy consistently
- Developing a new exercise routine to improve your physical health
- Committing to experience new sober activities
- Volunteering in the community to give back and meet other people
When you decide to strengthen your sobriety, very little can stop you from success. From the first days in detox to your aftercare back in the community, your commitment to the process is the most essential component. Get to know other people who are trying to maintain sobriety, as they will get where you are coming from when times get hard. You are not alone in your sobriety, and you must build your support network with people who understand.
Changing Your Mindset
If you have been in a recovery program for a while, you might find your efforts falling flat. If you are getting bored with your efforts to stay sober or find yourself struggling, it’s important to focus on your mindset. This is done by setting sober resolutions and figuring out why you are struggling. You learn early on to work with a therapist. Maybe you stopped going to a therapy program, or you aren’t attending meetings in the community. When you feel down about the process of recovery, get back into the program with a better attitude.
You can change your outlook and improve your mood by:
- Remembering that you can change your attitude by changing your actions
- Reaching out to support that is available to you
- Going to a meeting in the community to meet other people
- Talking to a therapist about your attitude and how you can heal yourself
- Heading out for a walk, getting some fresh air, or talking to a friend
Your sober resolutions can be as specific as you need them to be. Maybe you want to meet five people who can become part of your support network, or you want to find a home group to go to meetings every week. You can continue the work you have done so far by making new resolutions for the year. Even if you have suffered a relapse, you can go forward by committing to the process again. Healing is possible, but you have to work a program of recovery to stay sober.
Begin Your Sober Resolutions Now with Help from Alina Lodge
Know that you are worth the commitment it takes in addiction treatment. When you need to seek professional help for your addiction treatment needs, Alina Lodge is ready to help. Contact Alina Lodge today at 833.685.1700 and learn more about the treatment programs we offer.
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