With the end-of-the-year holidays just around the corner, people are preparing for a festive time. With all the holiday preparations and festivities, you may be concerned about enjoying a sober new year if you’ve recently quit drinking. As you try to continue sober living and avoiding alcohol abuse, you need to find new ways to celebrate the new year. You can enjoy sober living and put into practice new methods for a great new year. To learn more, reach out to Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston today at 866.516.8356.
1. Connect with Loved Ones
Having a close relationship with loved ones is always a positive way to start the new year. Whether it’s just a few people or several, connecting with those you are close to will make staying sober more attainable during the new year.
Ensure your loved ones know your intentions to avoid alcohol abuse and achieve sobriety now and in the new year. Enlist people who are supportive of your goals and have them help you be accountable.
2. Host Your Own Party
You can ensure you have a sober new year if you host your own party. Dive into some creative baking and cooking to relieve stress and tension. Decorate your home with festive party items and find fun games that will put a smile on you and your guests’ faces. Then make sure you keep the drinks alcohol-free. You can have a coffee and a hot chocolate bar with all the delicious toppings that people love.
Let your guests know in advance that you’ll be having a “sober” party or an “alcohol-free” party so that no one brings their own alcohol. Those who support your goals will be happy to participate in your gathering.
3. Catch Up on Your Rest
One easy way to ensure you have a sober new year is merely staying inside and catching up on your sleep. Most people are always on the go and rarely find time to just “do nothing.” So, this would be the perfect opportunity for you to get that extra rest you need.
If you don’t feel like having your own party and have too much energy to rest, you could consider taking the time to volunteer for the new year. Soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and other locations are always in need of someone to volunteer. Giving of yourself to those in need will make you feel happier too. It can take your mind off drinking and provide you with purpose.
5. Pamper Yourself
You’ll feel like staying on your path of sobriety when you practice self-care by pampering yourself. There are a variety of ways you can do this. It’s up to you what you decide to do. You can treat yourself to a special dinner out, buy yourself something you’ve wanted for a while, enjoy a massage, rent a hotel with a hot tub or jacuzzi, and so on. There are countless ways to send yourself some love to ring in the new year.
Enjoy Sober New Year with Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston
If you are struggling with staying sober for the new year, reach out to Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston. Our compassionate therapists are here to help you get through this time. You can schedule an appointment for outpatient therapy to ensure you stay on track with your goals for a sober life.
We use evidence-based therapy programs, such as:
- Behavioral therapy treatment program
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy treatment program
- Trauma therapy treatment program
- Family therapy treatment program
- Group therapy treatment program
- Individual therapy treatment program
- Yoga therapy treatment program