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If you are debating whether or not it is even worth it to make New Year’s resolutions this year, especially when it comes to the health of your recovery, the answer is a resounding “yes.” The fact is that when you make New Year’s resolutions that boost your sense of self-confidence, improve your health, and help you to feel better in general, you are better able to stay sober.
But what resolutions will really give you the boost you need to stay sober? And how do you set yourself up for success when it comes to keeping those resolutions so you don’t end up making your recovery harder? Here’s what you need to know.
For most of us, at any given time, there are a dozen or more wellness-related resolutions or goals that will help us to evolve into a better version of ourselves. In recovery, even the smallest positive change can manifest huge results in recovery. Each little change can trigger another positive change, a better mood, or an easier ability to fend off illness, all of which makes it easier to curb cravings for drugs or alcohol and manage triggers for relapse when they do happen.
Wellness Resolutions Actionable Resolutions
It is easier to keep a resolution when it is specific and action-oriented than ones that sound good but are hard to pin down. Vague, theoretical ideas of change are nice, but if results are what you are looking for, get as detailed as possible in making your resolutions if you want to make them stick.
Wellness Resolutions Plan It, Track It, Celebrate It
Once you have a specific goal, choose an app, grab a journal or create a spreadsheet to track your progress. When you hit a mini milestone (e.g., a week of drinking 64 ounces of water every day or two weeks of regular workouts), celebrate!
How will your resolutions help you stay sober in 2018?