Start 2017 Off Right In Sobriety

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Sobriety is what we make of it. Each day is an opportunity to make our sobriety the best it can be. Use the energy of the new year to change your life in a whole new way.

Make A List Of Intentions, Not Goals

Recovery teaches us to take things one day at a time. Buddhism teaches us not to get attached and to stay mindful that all things are temporary. Goals can be complicated because they lead to expectations. Expectations inevitably lead to disappointment. However, intentions are not as rigid as goals are. Intentions are pushes of energy we send out into the Universe. They are an energetic mantra we use to guide our actions and decisions. Intentions tend to come to fruition in unexpected ways, which is more surprising than disappointing.

Consider Refreshing Your Social Media

Or consider eliminating your social media entirely. The new year is a great way to set the intention to practice brand new patterns in your life. If you’re tired of the same old thing with social media, try changing it up. Go online less often, deactivate your accounts for a while, or update your friends list and news feed preferences to what you want it to be.

Feng Shui Your Way To A Cleaner Space

Why wait until Spring Cleaning? The beginning of the year is a great time to reorganize and repurpose your space. An ancient practice, feng shui believes, among many things, that a correctly organized space encourages the flow of energy.

Invest In New Self-Care

Though the holiday sales are over, there are plenty of creative ways to reinvent your self-care regimen. Self-care is the way we self-soothe, relax, and support our wellbeing. Try new things, buy new products, or create different activities for yourself. Either way, commit to caring for yourself this year.

Set A Budget

Taking stock is part emotional and part financial. We learn to take an honest inventory of ourselves through our therapeutic work in recovery. The beginning of the year is a great time to do that financially. Look at last year’s spending and see where you might want to cut back, or spend more. Want to gather more income? Put that on your intentions list and see what manifests!


Refuge Recovery encourages the development of lifeskills and practical solutions to everyday living in sobriety. Recovery is about more than stopping the abusive use of drugs and alcohol. For more information on our programs of treatment for men and women seeking recovery, call or text 323-207-0276.

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