You may be in a treatment program right now, trying to think up creative ways to help your addiction recovery long-term. If so, you are not alone. Many men spend time in treatment trying to figure out the best ways to maintain sobriety post-treatment. There are many pillars to recovery, but sometimes the more mundane tasks can help with your sobriety. That includes exercising, playing sports, hobbies, and spending time with friends and family. This article will focus on how creating a schedule can help with addiction recovery.
Creating a schedule is another mundane task that can support your recovery. We will get into what that is, but first, we want to encourage you to seek treatment if you are actively struggling with addiction. Healing Pines Recovery can help you obtain sobriety by implementing evidence-based, holistic, and experiential modalities into an individualized treatment plan.
We all ask the big question while in treatment: How do we stay sober after treatment? Unfortunately, there is not one correct answer to this question. People remain sober in all types of ways, including:
These are not the only ways to stay sober post-treatment. You should also consider attending therapy, working the Twelve Steps, attending support group meetings, and checking in with your support network as frequently as possible. As mentioned, another thing to consider is creating a schedule.
Creating a schedule for yourself in recovery is vital for one main reason: It offers structure. Structure, routine, and patterns are vital to addiction recovery. Creating a schedule can help you:
Creating a schedule for yourself may be challenging if you are still in treatment. Your schedule may depend on a number of factors, such as if you return to work immediately or decide to go back to school.
Aside from factors that are out of your control, you can start creating a schedule for yourself by:
Also, consider creating a daily routine for yourself. That may include waking up at the same time every day, exercising every morning, planning your meals, going to work, scheduling chores, and planning which support group meetings you will attend.
There are so many benefits to creating a schedule in addiction recovery. Of course, once a schedule is in place, it can be modified as your schedule changes, but it’s important to stick to a current routine, whatever it may be.
There are many pillars to effectively maintaining addiction recovery. That includes setting goals for yourself, exercising daily, and practicing meditation and mindfulness. However, another way to sustain sobriety long-term is to create a schedule for yourself. Creating a schedule provides structure, reduces boredom, and creates everyday tasks you can accomplish and feel good about completing. You can make a plan by writing down your goals, prioritizing tasks, and creating a daily routine. We need structure to maintain recovery. Creating a schedule can help you do that. To learn more or start your recovery journey, call (720) 575-2621. Healing Pines Recovery can help you construct a life of sobriety for yourself today.
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