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New Year’s Resolutions – Yay or Nay?

This time of year brings about many things. The holidays are over, and things begin to settle down. You may find yourself falling back into your comfortable routine. While the holidays are enjoyable and special, there is often a feeling of relief when they pass, and your life goes back to normal. However, with the New Year comes discussions and excitement around New Year’s Resolutions.

Resolutions are a promise or a commitment to yourself to make changes. Sometimes a resolution may revolve around losing a few pounds or drinking more water on a daily basis. Maybe you resolve to save more money, quit eating fast food, or even to start running every morning before work. Whatever your resolution may be, this time of year is when everyone is talking about them and encouraging you to participate.

The idea of a New Year’s Resolution sounds fantastic. What better time than the start of the new year to commit to making positive lifestyle changes and taking another step closer to becoming the person you want to be? New Year’s Resolutions can be highly motivating and can encourage you to take the action you may not have taken otherwise. For that reason alone, participating in this tradition may be the right decision for you. However, when it comes to something as serious as your sobriety, you must proceed with caution. Statistics show that many New Year’s Resolutions withstand the test of time. In fact, the majority don’t actually survive the first 30 days! That is a scary thought when it comes to your decision to get sober. The key to your decision is not just getting sober. It is staying sober. To maximize the probability of your recovery being successful and permanent, you may choose to keep your New Year’s Resolutions away from your recovery. Focus on positive behaviors that can you commit to long-term and make your priority.

If you or a loved one is dealing with addiction, don’t wait for a New Year’s Resolution to get the help you need. Your decision is a lifelong commitment. The decision to leave drugs and alcohol in the past is one of the most important decisions you will ever make it is one of which you can be extremely proud. Don’t waste another moment in the haze of addiction. Call Villa Tranquil today at 866-697-7573. This is one decision that you won’t regret.