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Making the decision to overcome your addition is one of the first and best steps you can make toward recovery. Now that you made the decision to give up drugs or alcohol, it is important to participate in activities and events that further influence your new healthier lifestyle.

What Can You Do?

Chances are you are going through quite an adjustment. You spent so much time using that you do not know what to do with the free time you now have. There are a few healthy alternatives you can choose to stay healthier and more active both physically and mentally.

  1. Read more. Books and magazines are an excellent way to educate yourself, create healthier thought patterns, and find simple joy while relaxing. Check out a local library or book fair to see what is out there.
  2. Find a productive hobby. Trying new and interesting things, like building and crafting, are truly enriching. Hobbies help you learn new skills and create items that make you truly proud of your accomplishments. YouTube has an array of helpful step-by-step tutorials to get you started on projects of every type.
  3. Do jobs for neighbors or charities. Offer friends and neighbors to weed their gardens, mow their lawns, or run errands for them. Some people may pay you for your offerings, which can help you purchase useful items to keep you moving forward. Volunteering for charities or organizations help pass time and can look excellent on a college or job applications.
  4. Sign up for classes. Several towns have groups that offer basic swim lessons, cooking, or even tech-oriented courses at affordable rates. Participating in some of these classes will teach you new skills that can help with life or work in the future.
  5. Get moving. Exercise is good for the mind, body, and soul. You don’t need to run out and join a gym – but you can if you want to. Simply organize a basketball game, go biking, or hiking outdoors. Going on a walk allows you to just enjoy the fresh air outdoors, clear your mind, and concentrate on your sobriety.

If you have never been active in any of these types of activities, getting started may seem difficult. As you begin, consider asking a friend or family member for help. Quite often, you will find there is always someone who desires a healthier lifestyle and they will be willing to do so right along with you.

At Asana Recovery, we understand how difficult it is for individuals recovering from addiction to get started on a healthier lifestyle. The road ahead is not easy, but it is not impossible. Rehabilitation programs are an essential part in fighting dependency, and our professional staff is here to help you along the way.

We offer a supervised treatment program that implements the life skills you need to obtain and maintain a healthier life without your addiction. Our 12-step focused support helps you grow through different levels and reach higher than you ever thought possible. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to see how we can get you started.


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