After going through the process of quit drinking, you will still have to know how to stay sober. Staying sober requires the maintenance of a positive mindset and set of actions.
In this page I’ll share with you some of the best ways to change your environment so that it works for you in your journey to living a sober life.
How To Stay Sober
Staying sober requires you to create a healthy environment free of bad influences. Here are some tips to help you do that:
- Don’t have any alcohol stored in your house.
- Do not use any other substance that can inhibit your decision-making abilities.
- Favor going out with people that wouldn’t push you into drinking.
- Push out bad influences from your social circle.
- Keep yourself busy. Discover a new hobby.
- Have a support network, it could be AA or friends that understand what you are going through.
To remain sober you need to understand that this will be a long-term process.
If you feel like you can’t do this alone, look into building a support network.
Next, I’ll be sharing with you some of the methods to living sober taught in the Alcohol Free Forever eBook.
Methods To Stay Sober
- Exercising and being active is very important, in order to maintain a healthy and stable mind you need your body to function correctly and also release endorphins which can help you stay optimistic and hopeful on the long term.
- Meditation can also play a big part in staying sober. When you meditate you are training yourself to control your thinking path, if you are able to steer your mind away from thoughts that could put your sobriety at risk.
- Finding a new purpose. Giving yourself something long-term to pursue will help you remain focus on your projects and activities, hobbies, charities, careers, family, travelling, it can be anything you truly want to pursue.
Live Sober For The Rest Of Your Life
In order to learn how to live sober you will need to be able to identify high-risk situations and avoid them.
Anytime that you are tired, lonely, angry, hungry or emotional can be lead to a high-risk situation.
Stress can also be one of the leading causes of relapse. That is why it is important to follow the tips cited on the above section. That is also why I recommend the Alcohol Free Forever eBook, it teaches you how to recognize when you are at risk and what action you can take to avoid a relapse.
The important thing to do is to stay on your routine and stick to your support system. Also, be honest with yourself when you recognize that you are or might be putting your sobriety at risk.
Identifying a Relapse
Here are some signs that indicate a relapse:
- Negative Attitude.
- Lack of daily routine.
- Loss of control.
If you do relapse, do not lose hope. You will have to go through the withdraw process again and try your best.
Having a strong and understanding support network is one of the most effective ways to avoid a relapse. You can also keep a journal focusing on what you feel and think when you are in a high risk situation.
Conclusion: Staying Sober For The Rest Of Your Life
Staying sober for the rest of your life requires that you adopt a new attitude and optimistic mindset.
Knowing yourself and becoming able to identify high risk situations are the best way to prevent relapses. You will then be able to turn to your support network or adjust your routine to avoid any further development of the negative situation.
To learn more about living sober for the rest of your life take a look here: http://alcoholfreenow.com/alcoholfree
For more help dealing with alcoholism, take a look at these resources:
http://www.aa.org/ (U.S. and Canada)