These 5 Lifestyle Changes Can Energize Your Recovery

These 5 Lifestyle Changes Can Energize Your Recovery

Addiction has no cure. It can be treated and managed but it puts you at risk for relapse. Knowing you must always work at recovery, it is important to make adjustments that are conductive to sobriety. The following five lifestyle changes may help energize your recovery in a new way.

Stay Active

Keeping moving is motivating and helpful to keeping on top of your healthy initiatives. Try to get at least 30 minutes a day of activity. It feels good to release those endorphins, which boost your mood and mental health.

Eat Healthy

It takes time to adopt a healthy diet. Most people don’t eat a balanced diet. You may want to focus on high-protein foods like poultry and meats, fruits and veggies. You may also avoid high-sugar, high-fat foods which drop dopamine levels, leading to depression and mood swings.

Get Sleep

Getting enough rest is important for the body to regenerate itself. Falling asleep and staying that way can be a challenge for people in recovery. Start by adopting a routine of sleeping at least 7-9 hours. You may also:

  • Create a restful environment
  • Avoid napping
  • Turn off electronics
  • Write in a journal
  • Use aromatherapy
  • Limit caffeine
  • Try herbal tea

Be Spiritual

Spirituality is not about being religious. It is about being one with the universe and finding purpose in life. One cannot fill voids with substances or things. Feeling connected to a deeper sense of self is necessary.

Find New Hobbies

Hobbies are ways to pass time, increase confidence, and rediscover passions. You can develop new friendships in the process. Helping others helps you feel good about yourself and your purpose in life.

The Palmetto Center is based on a Therapeutic Community model. We help people learn how to live free of addiction. Our community support provides structure while trained counselors offer life skills training and therapeutic techniques to help you move past addiction. Our program provides special focus for professionals including chiropractors, nurses, doctors, lawyers, and more who need help with addiction recovery. Call us to find out more: 866-848-3001.