It is the beginning of a New Year. Many see the New Year as a fresh start, and time to take a look at their current life in order to make positive changes moving forward. Resolutions have been a part of the holidays in American tradition for generations.
Making a resolution is a type of an oath that is typically used to improve one’s current life, or setting goals for the year ahead. There is an exciting aspect of having a fresh start to the year that can add a power behind the promise that is made. Behind most New Year’s resolutions, there is a substantial amount of thought that goes into examining one’s own life and from there choosing to make changes that are both beneficial and progressive. It is a New Year, time for a new you.
If you are battling addiction, there is no better time to start in recovery. The best New Year’s resolution would be to get clean and sober. Start the New Year determined to quit alcohol and drugs for good.
For those in addiction recovery, one of the main ideas is setting goals and then working to achieve them. The New Year is a perfect time to set some new goals. For those who are already clean and sober, most of the goals should be based around the recovery process. All goals for improving one’s life should be implemented, being the best version of yourself should always be a work in process. For those in early recovery, some goals for the New Year could be attending home group each week, surrounding yourself with sober support, and working through the 12-steps.
Beginning the New Year in recovery, or continuing your journey through recovery there are many healthy lifestyle changes that can be made. Along with all the above listed goals to work on in recovery, adding a new fitness routine, or better eating habits are beneficial in working towards becoming that best version of yourself.