08 Oct Sober Living: It is All about How You Plan Your Day
If you are trying to live a sober life, it is best to plan your day with as little stress as possible. Planning your day helps to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. People often go back to their addiction when stress, anxiety and depression reach an all-time high.
If you work a full time job, it is best to prepare your clothes the night before. Getting up in the morning often involves personal hygiene and the stress of a daily commute to work. Prepare your breakfast foods at night. Make sure that your coffee pot is set up and your cereal already in the bowl. The less stress that you have in your life, the better chances you have at sobriety. Leave early for work. If you are supposed to be at work at 8:30 a.m., try getting there at 8:10 a.m. Learn to listen to songs in your car or surf the internet. Give yourself some time to relax before clocking into work. Use this extra time as personal time in which you can have for yourself.
During the day, learn to eat healthy meals. Having a salad for lunch is a great benefit to your body. Your body consistently needs vitamins and minerals to keep it going. Eating high in fat foods for lunch can have you sitting at work with a stomach ache or acid reflux. Staying off beverages like caffeine can help your body to remain more relaxed throughout the day. Many people like to drink highly caffeinated drinks like Red Bull. However, these beverages often give you a rush of energy and then gives you a low. Check with your doctor about how many high caffeinated beverages you should be drinking.
Try to avoid taking any stressful phone calls from home. An emergency call is a lot different than a stressful phone call. A stressful phone call can be your husband or wife calling and saying that they think that you are cheating on them. It can be a call about how angry they are that you did not take out the trash. These types of calls can lead to arguments and cause more stress. It is best to talk about these things in person.
Sobriety has a lot to do with how you manage your life on a day to day basis. The more that you focus on your needs and how to handle it properly, the easier time you will have in being sober.