We don’t have to tell you that addiction recovery requires on-going work and that every little bit of extra motivation can help. In fact, this is exactly why even the smallest victory – breathing through a stressful moment, for instance – should be celebrated. Whether you’re new to recovery or have been living clean for years, every little recovery win helps to propel you forward and empower you to reach your lifelong goal of lasting sobriety.
Here are a few healthy and sober ways to celebrate your small recovery victories – whether you took a different route to avoid the liquor store or ordered water at the restaurant:
- Keep a daily or monthly journal. This way you can track your progress and record your “wins.” Or, consider writing down your victories on index cards or small pieces of paper and storing them in a Mason jar or shoebox. This way you can revisit them for extra motivation.
- Gather friends for a fancy dinner. Call the restaurant ahead of time to request the removal of the drink list or to ask the waist staff not to offer any alcoholic drinks to your party.
- Celebrate with Mother Nature. Spending time in nature is a great way to honor your recovery and the toxic parts of your life that you have eliminated. Take a long hike or arrange a pick-up game of flag football or Frisbee in the park with friends.
- Share your story. Whether you begin a blog or simply update your Facebook status with a recent milestone, sharing your story can help you acknowledge your successes and help others in the recovery community come forward, too.
Celebrating the New You
At Christian Rehab Network, we can help you learn valuable life skills to build a fulfilling life of sobriety and reduce your risk of relapse. If you are searching for help strengthening your relationship with Christ while overcoming an addiction to drugs or alcohol, call today: 877-310-9545.