Keeping your sober living promises are not as hard as you might think. Sure, there are a lot of road blocks along the way, but once your mind is set and you have a positive attitude towards maintaining your sobriety, it’s easier than you might think. To help you keep your sober living resolutions, here are some tips from Casa Nuevo Vida.
Make It A Habit
Incorporate tiny habits into your daily routine that will help you stay on the sober track. If, for example, the act of making a healthy breakfast reminds you to stay on the road to recovery and focus on your physical health, then incorporate this tiny habit into your daily routine. This way, your day will be filled with small habits that remind you of your goals to stay sober for the long haul. Another example is if you regularly drive through an area that’s home to your favorite liquor store, then incorporate the habit of driving in a different area. Remember: it’s all about sticking to habits that don’t remind you of addictive substances.
Focus On Small Goals
Focus on small goals that are doable on a daily basis. Don’t go for broad goals like “lose weight” or “become a positive thinker”. Instead, opt for daily goals like: “do 5 squats” and “write a thank you note to my husband/wife/loved one”. This way, you’ll be able to have a better picture of what you want out of your life. And remember, these little things do add up! It may feel like a small deal in the beginning but it adds up in the end.
Tick It Off!
Once you have small goals in place, write them all down! Once you accomplish something, strike it out or tick it off your list. Why? Because Science says that this will make you feel better about yourself and you’ll actually have an easier time of sticking to your goals because you feel good about it generally speaking.
Have A Support Group Who Knows About Your #SoberLiving Goals
Whether you want to enlist the help of friends and family members or you want to join support groups in your community, it’s important that you can be with people who understand your daily struggles.
Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff
Forgive yourself if you can’t accomplish all your goals. Remember that. At the end of the day, it’s still important that you don’t sweat the small stuff. If you lose track of the time, forget to accomplish one thing, or don’t attend a sobriety meeting, then it’s okay! Remember that nobody’s perfect and we all try to do the best that we can.