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Sober Goals for the New Year


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As the New Year draws closer, most people are finalizing their New Year’s resolutions. When you are on your journey to recovery, it can be isolating and difficult to figure out fun, sober resolutions to stick to. Many find a support group program¬†where they can nurture their sober goals and share their achievements.

If you need extra support for your recovery heading into the new year, Liberty Bay Recovery Center is here to help. We have a support group program for people recovering from addiction and mental health struggles. You are not alone on this tough journey to lifelong sobriety. Contact us at Liberty Bay Recovery Center at 866-824-5276 for more information.

Sober-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

Looking for a few sober-friendly resolutions for this year? Here are a few options to try:

Find New Hobbies

Finding a new hobby is a therapeutic way to remain sober while exploring your interests in the upcoming year. Hobbies take your mind off stress and other relapse triggers. New Year’s resolutions are meant to enhance your life as you set goals to meet throughout the year. You can stick to this resolution by finding a new hobby that fulfills you. Some examples of sober hobbies include:

  • Journaling
  • Biking
  • Swimming
  • Gaming
  • Fitness
  • Reading
  • Art

This list is not exhaustive; there are many hobbies out there for you to discover. To stick to your sober goals, you can pick fun activities that bring you joy. Having a good Maine sober network can make it easier to get out of your comfort zone and try new things.

Explore Health and Fitness

Many people’s New Year’s resolutions are based on health goals. These goals are usually targeted towards losing weight, eating healthier foods, and exercising more often. You can choose to make taking care of your health your New Year’s resolution.

Exercise is a great outlet for stress and anger, two major emotional triggers for relapse. Physical activity is necessary to keep your body healthy and youthful. Improving your fitness could be one of your sober goals that will benefit your life overall. The health benefits of exercise are undisputed.

Nourish Your Body

Similarly, eating nutritious foods improves your mood and increases your energy level. Nutritious foods contain essential vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients that are important for your overall health. You may find it therapeutic to fuel your body with whole, healthy foods that make you feel happier.

Prioritize Your Mental Health

An important New Year’s resolution that you should commit to is improving your mental well-being. There are many avenues for treatment regarding mental health issues. You could pursue talk therapy, medications, or other mental health treatments.

Part of recovery from any type of addiction involves treating underlying mental and emotional struggles. These mental health barriers keep people in the perpetual cycle of substance use. Once you seek treatment for emotional wounds, you may find that you are more motivated to stick to your sober goals.

Perhaps you need a break from work stressors, family pressure, or social concerns for a while. Taking time for yourself is a simple but effective mental health booster. Make time to work on your mental health so you can be the best partner, friend, and person you can be.

Find a Portland, Maine, Sober Network

At Liberty Bay Recovery Center, we are dedicated to providing support and compassion for those struggling with addiction and mental health issues. We offer support group programs to give you a social network of people who understand how you feel. You can do anything when you have a support system, including successfully recovering.

We can connect you to empathetic, caring individuals that can help you reach your goals. If you want help sticking to your sober goals this New Year, consider our support group program. You can contact Liberty Bay Recovery at 866-824-5276 for more information.

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