Remember to participate in the things you enjoy. Whether it's your favorite pastime, pampering yourself at the spa, or reading your favorite book, make sure you always have some time for yourself during the day. It's important to find things that make you feel happy and relaxed, that don't include using drugs or alcohol. Sober activities help replace your old habits, making you feel better during recovery and more refreshed in life.
There are many other ways to practice self-care, but these are just nine simple ways in which residents who live sober can begin to develop a healthy personal routine to recover from addiction. Research has shown that people with substance use disorder are much more likely to succeed if they live in a sober space, especially in the early stages of recovery.