Addiction recovery is a phase where individuals have to both learn, relearn and unlearn different habits. Hence, there is a tendency that some of the activities considered to be productive, merely triggered one’s addiction.
People who were addicted to drugs and alcohol started off intending to become more productive. However, with time, they develop dependence which later leads to their addiction.
During your addiction recovery, it is important to do productive things that will boost your progress. Here are some productive activities to spice up your addiction recovery phase:
- Get physically active
There is a truckload of benefits that exercising comes with which prevents you from picking up bad habits. First off, exercising helps you to reduce your stress levels, thereby preventing you from relying on substances to keep you active.
With exercise, you can sleep better at night and always have a better mood. Hence, there is less chance that you will get depressed because you have a good self-perception and image.
- Eat a healthy diet
To remain healthy, you need proper nutrition. It would interest you to know that what you eat determines your physical and mental health. A nutritious meal helps your body fight against diseases and supplies you with the energy to handle every task.
As you recover from addiction, be more conscious of the diet you eat. Foods with high fat and salt content should be avoided.
- Network with sober people
The last thing you need during addiction recovery is hanging out with people who encourage addictive habits. When you are in addiction recovery, it is the best time to evaluate the relationships you have. If you know that staying around some people will make you relapse, do all you can to avoid them.
To wrap up, it is important to seek new hobbies that will keep addiction at bay. You can liaise with your therapist or counselor on how to go about it. When you participate in healthy activities, it would be easy to prevent relapse.