Springtime is an excellent part of the year to begin your journey toward sobriety. The natural world is in an inspiring state of renewal and regrowth. On a practical level, the warming weather can also open up great avenues for outdoor activities that will help take your mind off drinking.
That said, it’s never easy to make the choice to quit using alcohol. You don’t need to face the hurdles of getting sober on your own, though. At Summit Estate Recovery Center, we’re eager to chat with you about our sober living program and other resources that may assist you in your journey toward sobriety. Call 800.701.6997 or reach out online to get the conversation started. For now, here are a few great sober living activities to help keep you strong and engaged this spring.
Springtime Activities that Take Advantage of the Outdoors
If you’re a nature lover, springtime is one of the best parts of the year for exploration. Download a few new apps for your phone and hit the trails. Whether you’re taking a leisurely stroll, a jog with the dog, or a cycle through your neighborhood, the fresh air and sunshine are powerful mood boosters. Even better, all that exercise is one of the most effective natural remedies for cravings.
Are you interested in a more structured activity? Check your city or municipality’s website for community sporting events to attend and teams to join. Soccer, baseball, disc golf, and volleyball are all great springtime activities that build communication and community. If sports aren’t your thing but you’re still interested in interacting with others outdoors, geocaching may be a great option as well. This activity challenges individuals or small groups to use GPS coordinates for hunting for hidden waterproof containers. When you find one, enjoy reading the logbook it contains, and take and leave small trinkets for other cachers.
More Sober Living Activities for Springtime
The magic of spring comes from the great outdoors and the psychic journey it represents. Just like the flowers bursting into bloom, many people choose to start new projects, break bad habits, and make changes for the better. This could mean doing some spring cleaning in your home on a literal level. Grab a broom and dustpan, vacuum the cobwebs out of the corners, and move furniture to clean the hard-to-reach areas. Giving yourself a clean space to come back to can be a huge psychological benefit to your recovery.
Is there something you’ve been meaning to learn to do for a long time? Maybe you want to visit a foreign country, learn to play chess, or get your library organized. Spring is a great time to follow through on one of the projects that have been on the back burner for a while.
Remember that the arts are waiting to help you with your sober living as well. Perhaps you’ve always wondered if you could be a poet, play an instrument, or express yourself through performance? It’s absolutely never too late to start making art. These holistic activities are great for self-reflection, self-regulation, and expression. Sometimes what we can’t say in words can only be communicated through creative media.
The Benefits of a Sober Living Program
It’s great to make a list of sober springtime activities to do on your own or with friends. Nevertheless, a more structured environment yet may be the most supportive option for now. If you feel you could use more support and accountability, a sober living program like the one at Summit Estate might be right. These programs are beneficial if you’ve already completed a residential or partial hospitalization program and are looking for a way to transition smoothly back into your everyday life. A few key features and advantages of one of these programs include:
- If your home life isn’t stable, you’re able to benefit from an alternative group living situation that better supports your recovery.
- You have the support of a peer group that truly understands the struggles you’re facing.
- You can easily access various types of care and treatment as needed. For example, regular one-on-one or group therapy may be included in your program.
- You don’t have to re-enter your everyday life all at once. Instead, you can ease into it, taking your reintegration one step at a time.
- Your chance of relapse is very substantially reduced.
Contact Silicon Valley’s Summit Estate Recovery Center
Our attentive and well-qualified team at Summit Estate in sunny Silicon Valley is standing by to answer your questions. Reach out to us online or call 800.701.6997 to speak with someone about getting support in your ongoing recovery journey.