Have you ever tried to assemble an Ikea bed without an Allen key? You might eventually make it work, but not without a heap of struggles and frustration along the way. Staying sober works the same way. Without the right tools, sobriety can be a long and frustrating struggle...but it doesn't have to be!
Let's take a look at 5 tried and tested tools that can help ease the struggles throughout your recovery.
Sobriety is bound to get boring at some point. Binge-watching Netflix or oversleeping can get old - FAST. Especially with most of the world still stuck in lockdown.
Let's look at four ways to deal with boredom that can help you stay on track.
The holidays can be a challenging time of year for anyone, let alone the daily struggles of sobriety. Top it off with a worldwide pandemic, and you've got a holiday season for the history books. People in recovery are warriors that won the battle with their demons, but the fight is never really over. Isolation, trauma, mental illness, or just a general dislike for the holiday season are heavy burdens to bear. Here are five gifts you can give to help that special sober someone during isolation.
Through the journey of sobriety, gratitude may be one of the most overlooked tools available with the most significant impact on your quality of life. Cultivating gratitude doesn't cost any money, and it certainly doesn't take much time, but the research speaks for itself. Here are seven benefits backed by the science of gratitude.
Fall has arrived!
'Tis the season for pumpkin spiced lattes, cozy sweaters and making that butternut squash soup recipe you've been holding on to since last October.
It's also the season where some might experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This recurring form of depression can creep into your life with the sudden drop in temperatures and your exposure to sunlight. It's important to recognize SAD symptoms during recovery. Let's take a look at what can trigger SAD and some healthy ways you can cope while managing sobriety.