So it’s that time of year. The layers of clothing that come along with winter are coming off and there’s an extra jump to our step. The days are getting longer and life just seems a little bit fresher this time of year.
That’s right folks Spring is in the air and with it comes new life – birds chirping, flowers blooming and sunny, warmer weather. It is hard to ignore all the new life blossoming right before your eyes. Why not give yourself the fresh start you have been looking for during this perfect time of year?
Discover how to give yourself a fresh start for spring time – the best time to change your life for the better!
Creating a Fresh Start for Yourself during Spring
Overcoming Your Past
Just like the dark days of winter, the dark days of your past can be overcome by the light of spring. The warm weather, sunshine, and new life can inspire big changes in your life. Many people think of spring-cleaning as an activity for their home, but spring-cleaning your life can help in a variety of ways. It is time to put aside old habits and the friends that contribute to them and begin building a brighter future.
Hey…Take Up a New Hobby
It’s starting to get warmer and sunnier out. Take up a new sober hobby to enjoy the outdoors such as hiking, biking, basketball at a park, taking your dog on longer walks to new areas or to a dog park, etc. Meet new, sober friends by joining a local sober sports organization, or craft class, host a board game or movie night, host a sober BBQ or catch a play with some sober friends.
Continue Your Ongoing Journey of Healing
After addiction treatment, ongoing individual and group counseling as well as relapse prevention tools are vital to continue with your healing and recovery and for learning new coping mechanisms to help you deal with any stressors and cravings in your sober lifestyle.
Try a 12-step program or other sobriety groups. You want to make sure you are continuing to both learn and grow and not get complacent in your sobriety. Both stress and boredom are huge reasons many people relapse. Don’t let these problems get the upper hand! With support and commitment, you can grow stronger each day and enjoy a life of healing and peace!
Spring calls us back to nature, fills our sails with warmer winds, soothes our weary bones, and lifts our spirits. Spring is full of psychic potential because it satisfies the four basic motives that underlie hope.
Spring also restores nature's niches, calling out the hibernating land animals, and offering a homecoming to hundreds of bird species as well as the humpback whales that left their breeding grounds for the winter. As human beings, we too are called back to nature, to walk, hike, work in the yard, and prepare the deck or patio for a second home under the open sky.
So this spring take a chance…remember where you’ve been, where you are today, and what lies ahead. But most importantly …enjoy today…enjoy the simple moments that a ray of sunshine or the laughter of a child running through an open field creates in our hearts… There is always hope… and there is always a new season… Spring is the season of hope.
Thanks for stopping by… Luke D