How to Prep for a New Year

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Many people take the New Year as an opportunity to take a personal inventory and assess their lives to find how they can improve themselves going forward. For people in recovery, they have achieved a great deal and so taking a recovery inventory and acknowledging those successes is important. Some people find themselves in a rut as they approach the end of the year and so the dawning of a new one represents the perfect opportunity to make positive changes.

Here are a few resolutions you can make that will bolster your recovery in the New Year:

  • Resolve to make a small but positive lifestyle change. This can be anything from eating a healthy breakfast each day to taking a ten minute walk. Introducing a new activity at the same time each day will eventually become a healthy habit to help strengthen your recovery.

  • Resolve to share your experiences. When someone has been through rehab from drug or alcohol addiction, they have learned a great deal that can benefit others. Sharing experiences with others is a good way of giving and receiving mutual support which is invaluable in recovery.

  • Resolve to incorporate mindfulness into a daily routine. Mindfulness practices such as deep-breathing or meditation are valuable mechanisms you can use to avoid relapse. Because many people use alcohol or drugs in response to stress, mindfulness is a good way of restoring natural balance and remaining calm.

  • Resolve to keep a journal. People who have been addicted to substances have often lost a sense of who they really are. Overcoming addiction is a personal journey that is often assisted by writing down thoughts and feelings as they emerge which allows for introspection and self-discovery.

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