Winter can be isolating and challenging for those looking to maintain their sobriety, but incorporating sober fun into your life can make all the difference.
Ice skating is not only great exercise, but you can do it with a group of friends. Surrounding yourself with loved ones is key to avoiding the winter blues. If there is snow on the ground, channel your inner child and have a snowball fight or build a snowman with friends!
Hit the slopes and go snowboarding or skiing! Not only will it challenge you to get out of your comfort zone but fresh air can do wonders for your health.
Take the time to do things that you might have been putting off, like visiting a museum or trying out a class at a local rec center.
Don’t want to leave the house? Relax and rewatch your favorite show or find a new one to binge watch!
Invite some friends over and have a sober game night or a potluck. You can have plenty of fun without leaving the warmth of your home!
Make a list (and check it twice) of activities you’d like to do during the winter and pull it out when you’re bored and looking for something to do.
Remember, take it one day at a time and surround yourself with those who support your recovery. A fun, sober winter is possible!
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