Resolutions are common in January as people begin to think about and plan for their future. Yet, when you are in addiction recovery and working on sober living, the resolutions you set are likely to be a bit different than others. You may even find yourself simply unable to be confident in what’s to come. Sober resolutions need to be made wisely to ensure your best outcome is as likely as it can be. At Sunflower Wellness Retreat, we can offer help for you on this front.
What Are Sober Resolutions?
When you enter drug and alcohol treatment, at the core of the healing process is the decision to embrace sober living. That is, you don’t pick up a drink, and you do not use drugs again. You know that drinking or using again will begin the process of relapse, which could mean long-term health damage and all of the psychological and material problems that accompany addiction.
When considering sober resolutions, then, the goal is to make decisions and promises to yourself and others around you who support your sober living goals. That is, you need to make resolutions that can help to support your long-term sobriety.
What Sober Resolutions Should You Consider?
Selecting sober resolutions is very much a personal decision. There is no way anyone else can make these for you. After all, you have to commit to them and to your long-term goals. Nevertheless, here are a few things you may want to consider as you create a set of resolutions that support sober living. Focus on areas such as:
- Relationships you need to work to improve or let go
- Healing physically from your addiction through exercise and nutrition
- Rebuilding your confidence at work or in a field that’s important to you
- Improving your career with more education, more skills, or better training
- Overcoming negative thoughts by replacing them with actionable, positive outcomes
- Dealing with stress more efficiently and effectively
There are many things you may wish to promise yourself during this time of the year. It can be good to have a few addiction recovery goals and resolutions to help you. What do you want to work on right now? What can help to encourage your long-term sobriety and health?
Avoid Sober Resolutions that are Overwhelming or Unattainable
While these sober resolutions are important steps and can provide you with key goals to follow, be prepared for the fact that they will also be a lot of work. For this reason, you must avoid putting too much pressure on yourself to accomplish many things during this time. That is, you really want to focus on smaller goals that build up so you can feel confident about your future and achieve good things in the year to come.
It is tempting to want to start with a clean slate, to quit multiple substances at once, to mend all of your relationships, and become the perfect employee all at once. This can be dangerous, however, because attempting too much at once can be more likely to lead to relapse.
Getting the Support You Need
Recognizing your need for help is also important. The team at Sunflower Wellness Retreat is here to support you every step of the way. We offer a range of solutions to help you and your family, including programs such as:
- Residential treatment programs
- Partial hospitalization programs
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Men’s rehab programs
- Women’s rehab programs
These are coupled with several unique therapies and outstanding resources to support your healing. All you have to do is to reach out to Sunflower Wellness Retreat to get your healing underway.
Contact Sunflower Wellness Retreat Today
What sober resolutions are you considering? Are you still not sure how to start on the path of sober living or how to begin addiction recovery? Take that first step. Turn to Sunflower Wellness Retreat to begin to look at the options available to you. To learn more about the services we offer, call our team at 855.730.8825 or reach out to us online.