Sobriety gives you a second chanceIt’s an opportunity to begin again, to rebuild your life and to start living a life you are proud of. You can learn how to let go of past regrets, make amends and get back to the dreams you once had.
Your health and well-being drastically improveThey always say that health is the greatest wealth. Sobriety is a ticket to better health and wellness.By creating a healthier lifestyle, your overall health improves, and you can almost immediately notice the difference of not experiencing alcohol’s effects on the body. You sleep better, function with high energy, and your body is able to perform at a much better level.
Being present is the best presentThere is nothing better than being in a room with your family or friends and really truly experiencing the making of your memories as you are able to genuinely participate in those moments. Sobriety allows you to experience your time with so much more joy.
Mental clarity is pricelessGone are the days of hangovers and being in a mental fog all the time. You are able to remember everything and you begin to hear your intuition so much more clearly when you aren’t drowning it with substances. You don’t have to live in denial with shame, guilt or fear anymore and the cloud you once carried over your head is lifted.
You find inner peace and happiness like never beforeImagine not having to worry about what you said, how you got home, if you should drive your car or how you are going to afford balancing your substances with gift giving this year. This kind of serenity can be yours. There truly is no pillow as soft as a clear conscience.
Sobriety equals money in the bankWhen you are sober, you are able to save money like never before. This allows you to get ahead and feel less stressed about getting gifts for everyone. Seeing your bank account balance increase is one of the best feelings ever, and this opens you up to so many more possibilities.
You are able to give so much more backWhen you are living inside an addiction, you can barely take care of yourself or meet your own needs. Getting on the sober path gives you back your ability to make a difference in this world. You become a positive role model for others who want to know how you did it and this helps you to become someone people look up to again.
The spirit of the holidays may be something you feel more this yearWhen you are caught up in addiction, it can be harder to have meaningful relationships and experiences, especially around the holidays. Sobriety helps you to have deeper connections not only with others, but also with yourself. Breaking free from substances gives you your feelings back, which can be scary at first but over time you realize how amazing it is to be able to feel love, joy, and compassion.
Getting helpIf you or a loved one would like help getting sober this holiday season, contact us today to learn more about options and treatment programs. Let us help get you on the path to begin experiencing the wonderful gift of recovery.
Addiction Reward and Punishment, Brain Facts, Sarah Bates, <http://www.brainfacts.org/diseases-disorders/addiction/articles/2010/reward-and-punishment/>, December 2010.
Written by: Carly Benson
As an avid traveler, yogi & confessed self-help junkie, Carly writes about her adventures in life & sobriety on MiraclesAreBrewing.com, where she offers inspirational concepts for enlightenment, spirituality, and embracing epicness.