HOBBIES TO CHECK INTO AFTER YOU CHECK OUT
- August 16, 2018
Drug addiction can have a dramatic and damaging effect on the brain. As a result, individuals suffer health and social consequences. One way individuals can rebound from these devastating circumstances after rehab is by continuing to enjoy safe and healthy activities once they check out.
There are several hobbies that individuals can engage in and they are generally affordable options. Enjoying safe and healthy hobbies after rehab can help improve your self-esteem, occupy free time, and help you to develop healthier relationships with friends and family members. Some of the best hobbies to check into after you check out are:
- Gardening. Working with soil is extremely therapeutic. Put your green thumb to the test by creating lush and attractive landscaping for your property. You can use this skill to make money by performing gardening tasks at homes and businesses throughout your community. In addition to making beautiful outdoor spaces, you can put your gardening skills to use growing fruits and vegetables that cut back on your food costs and provide exceptional ingredients for the next activity.
- Cooking. Learning how to cook properly is a great step toward excellent self-care. Not only can you learn how to beautifully blend ingredients into chef quality meals, but you can discover tasty health-conscious meals that provide adequate nutritional values. You can volunteer at shelters to cook and share your newfound love with others.
- Running. This is one of the most loved activities by recovering addicts. Running, especially long distances, involves a lot of stamina and helps activate pleasure factors and evoke an overall sense of wellbeing. Running is a great way to improve your cardiovascular health, improve your breathing, and clear your mind.
- Learn to play an instrument. Music therapy is a positive way to stimulate the mind. The sound of music can be calming and relaxing, improving your mental clarity and focus. Additionally, taking steps toward learning to play an instrument requires discipline, dedication, and determination – all positive attributes to have.
- Discover your love for photography. Given all the advances in technology, it is easier now than ever before to find a quality camera that is both reliable and affordable. You can begin by shooting flowers or things around your community or do small photo shoots for friends or family members. The more you practice, the better you will become. Some communities offer photography lessons that can help you greatly improve your performance.
Our inpatient treatment program at Asana Recovery focuses on helping individuals discover new hobbies they can continue to enjoy once they re-enter society. We offer art and music therapy and have endless outdoor activity options to choose from. Trying different activities and therapy types will help you find one that you love and are willing to continue.
If you or a loved one is dealing with a substance abuse disorder and wants to discover a healthy alternative they can enjoy in sobriety, consider contacting us to see what we have to offer. Trained professionals are available at (949) 438-4504 every day to help you get started.