The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is the perfect time of year to start thinking about your future. You may have a few days off from work and you can finally take a few moments to relax. Winding down after a long year is certainly a good idea (think: movie marathons with the family). But, don’t forget to make time to think about your goals for the coming year too.
And, if one of those goals is to create a more satisfying and rewarding lifestyle, consider trying a few of these sober hobbies in 2017. By diversifying your routine, you’ll be less tempted to resort to drugs and alcohol as a crutch to fill those empty spaces on your calendar.
Want to protect your sobriety in 2017? Try one of these sober hobbies! (Don’t forget to ask your friends, you might inspire them to try something new too!)
(1) Join a book club, or start your own!
Reading is a great addition to your sober lifestyle. It can help you settle and soothe your mind as you relax with a good book at the end of a long day. If you’d like to get back into reading on a regular basis, book clubs are a great way to start. Book club meetings can help motivate you to finish the book and offer great opportunities to meet new people in your community.
(2) Learn how to plan an instrument.
Ever wanted to learn how to play the guitar or maybe even the piano? The good news is – it’s never too late to start! And, it doesn’t have to be expensive either. Chances are, you probably already have at least one friend or family member who is musically inclined. Most likely, they’d be glad to give you a few introductory lessons to get started.
(3) Study a new language.
One of the secrets to living a fulfilling and satisfying life is to make learning a priority. If you’ve always wanted to learn a new language, consider taking a few classes at a local learning annex. And, having that on your resume can even make you more valuable in the eyes of employers.
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