‘The Live Music Capital of the World’ Has a Place For Everyone Austin is known for its beautiful location in the Texas Hill Country, laid-back atmosphere, and welcoming LGBTQ environment, and is often referred to as ‘The Live Music Capital of the World’ for good reason: the city is home to more than 250 venues […]
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7 Ways Outdoor Activities Support Your Sobriety
This podcast is all about sharing positive advice and wisdom for daily life in recovery. In this episode, I’m going to share 7 ways that outdoor activities can support your sobriety.
Getting outside and doing something active isn’t just good for your physical health—it also provides several great benefits for people in recovery. In fact, wilderness therapy is recognized as a beneficial form of therapy by the American Psychological Association. Research studies show that many of these programs provide significant improvements in clients’ overall motivation, life skills, interpersonal relationships, hope, self-confidence, and emotional control.
The best thing about wilderness therapy and outdoor activities is that you don’t have to be enrolled in a rehab program to experience the benefits of spending time outdoors. All you have to do is head outside. Even simple activities like a walk or a bike ride can provide so many physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits that will support your sobriety.
So, if you’re newly sober and looking for ways to enhance your substance-free lifestyle, here are seven specific ways outdoor sober activities can provide support a life in recovery.
#1. Outdoor sober activities provide opportunities for emotional discovery.
#2. Outdoor activities are healing.
#3. Outdoor sober activities improve your attitude.
#4. Outdoor sober activities push you beyond your comfort zone.
#5. Outdoor activities improve communication and your ability to work with others.
#6. Outdoor activities help you develop problem-solving skills.
#7. Outdoor activities are fun.
Sober Fun: Your Ultimate Fall and Winter Bucket List
How to Stay Sober During the Winter Months Staying sober during any season can be difficult, but wintertime poses several additional threats to people in recovery and the winter season can have a profound effect on mood, activity levels, and mental health.
Sober Fun: How to Socialize Sober
Social functions are times to relax, enjoy friends and family and have fun. If you’re someone in addiction recovery, staying sober during these occasions may feel like a cloud hanging over the experience. There are ways to have sober fun at social functions, and this article outlines a few tips and tricks to have a good time without endangering your sobriety.