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Having Fun in Recovery

Fun and sobriety are not mutually exclusive! You can have fun experiences while still maintaining your sobriety and caring for your overall recovery. You’re not alone if you think that the only way to have fun is to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Villa Tranquil Recovery is here to help you see where you can find joy in your recovery. Continue reading for more!

Redefine Fun

If you’re a part of the group that associates fun with substance use, it’s time to redefine fun. While in recovery, it’s essential to understand that associating pleasure with alcohol or drug use is dangerously misleading. It wasn’t the buzz or high you felt that made the moment fun, exciting, and memorable. Start now by identifying things that bring you joy that have nothing to do with substance use. Maybe it was the thrill of an exciting adventure or the comfort of genuine connection that was actually what made the moment fun. Think about those things, as well as others that you enjoy doing. You can do this by exploring past hobbies or interests that you pursued in the absence of substances. Give yourself permission to get back into those things and find out what made them special to you.

Find Your Tribe

Another great way to experience new and exciting things is to explore with other people who share your interests and goals. In this case, you want to surround yourself with other sober people. This ensures that you have some common ground and that substance use is off the table. With a mix of people in all areas of their recovery journey, you’ll be able to gain wisdom from those farther along and help those who are just starting. There are fun, healthy, and sober activities out there. Your group can help you find them!

Connect with Yourself

Spending time alone is an often-overlooked component of recovery. You may be more of a people person, but it’s essential to connect with yourself every once in a while. Find ways to connect with your emotions and explore recovery, such as writing, painting, or any other creative hobby. Give yourself the space to get to know the new, sober you!

 

Just because you are in recovery doesn’t mean you have to live a boring life! If you don’t know where to start, Villa Tranquil Recovery wants to help you learn how to have fun in your recovery. We know it can be challenging if you’re just starting out, but there are fun and exciting things you can include in your life that have nothing to do with substances. We offer yoga, equine therapy, nature walks, cooking classes, and more! Call us today for more information about how we can help you at (866) 697-7573. Villa Tranquil Recovery cannot wait to hear from you!