A Short Guide to Having Fun while in Recovery
Making the decision to live sober is a huge step towards improving your life. Engaging in activities that don’t involve drugs or alcohol is surprisingly difficult in early recovery.
With research, discipline, and an open mind, you can learn to have good clean fun again. There are many activities to do while staying sober. Most people in recovery find that life after alcohol is far better (and more rewarding) than life with alcohol.
Finding Fun Things To Do
As a newly sober person, you will want to find fun things to do at night to occupy your mind and body. It’s also necessary to replace cravings with less destructive options. For example, instead of drinking alcohol you could drink decaffeinated coffee when you have a craving. Rather than going to bars, you can explore the wilderness around you and discover secrets about the world (and yourself).
Finding fun things to do at night presents a challenge when you’re accustomed to consuming drugs or alcohol. But it’s definitely possible. You could attend a concert or see a movie. Most cities have at least one movie theater, and music events pop up all the time. The NRhythm sober living community is located in Nashville, TN. There is no better place in the world to experience a variety of live music.
Other activities involve being more physically active. You could join a summer softball league or something similar. Even if you’re not the best athlete you can still have fun exercising your body and making new friends. With some creativity, you will be able to find many fun things to do that don’t involve drinking or doing drugs.
Leading a sober life opens the door to many sober activities. Being sober will allow you to connect with your friends and family more deeply. Good, clean fun comes in many forms, like taking risks or learning a new hobby. You could take a cooking class or learn how to fly an airplane. The possibilities are endless.
Is there an activity you’ve always wanted to do but have never found the time? Make the time. There are so many things to do and places to see in this world that we are only limited by our thoughts. Spend some time focusing on yourself. Read some books and learn about who you are. Take the time to discover your passions and desires. It will pay dividends.
Through sober eyes, it will be easier to clearly see what is going on around you. You can explore new countries and cultures. You will be able to learn about the various ways other people see and understand the world. It’s possible that you might even discover a way of life you find more appealing than yours. The possibilities are endless.
Sober Cruises and Vacationing
There are many vacations you can take that are designed for newly sober people. Sober cruises provide you with the ability to explore the world in a supportive environment. Destination possibilities are endless as you can go anywhere from Iceland to Thailand. These cruises allow you to be surrounded by people who have had an experience similar to yours, so you will always be able to find support and understanding when you need it. Sober cruises are an amazing way to have fun while not using.
A sober life does not have to be a boring life. The world has many activities you can do while sober that are just as fun as drinking. All you have to do is take the time to find them and enjoy them. You have the ability to take advantage of all the opportunities the world has for you, so don’t hold yourself back.
Who is NRhythm?
NRhythm is a sober living community located in Nashville, TN. Our team of recovery professionals is passionate about helping men overcome addiction so that they are free to be the best versions of themselves.