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We are still going strong in our Double Down on Your Recovery series! If you are new here that means I am giving you double the episodes and double the support and double the strategies- and I want you to double your recovery efforts!
Today, we are going to talk about finding ways to have fun in sobriety. And I want you to start this episode with a clear and open mind.
I start with that because one thing you have to be aware of as you begin this new way of life is that fun isn’t going to look like it used to.
Fun to me, used to be very drunk, running the streets of Los Angeles, bar to bar and party to party, friends and hangovers and a lot of wasted time.
In sobriety, fun, looks entirely different. When I was drinking I could go anywhere, whether I liked it or not, have drinks, your inhibitions drop, your defenses drop, your anxiety drops- and you lose control of yourself and judgment and actions.
When I was drinking, I thought I was an extrovert. But I was never an extrovert, I was just drunk. One of the mistakes I made in my recovery was that I tried to go out and do extrovert things and I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t enjoying myself.
You have to know yourself and what you enjoy, before you can figure out how to have fun as a sober person!
Many people spend a lot of time and energy stressing out about how they will have fun as a sober person, but this isn’t something to stress about. It’s normal to have different phases of life and to outgrow things that don’t fit us anymore. We outgrow friends, relationships, and hobbies. Getting sober is no different.
It’s a new phase as you grow into a better version of yourself. It only makes sense that your activities will change with you.
If you need some pointers or want some ideas, post it in the Facebook group and I’m happy to help. It’s totally private, no one can see you are in the group, and there is a ton of support and love.
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