During the days of COVID-19, everything seems to have changed. We’re not allowed, for the most part, to meet up with friends or loved ones. Most of the country has found itself forced to stay home with whoever they share their space with. This isn’t a bad thing!
Even if you’re one of those people who feels averse to “sitting still,” there are ways you can center yourself and be gentle through all of the stress.
Setting a Routine At Home During COVID-19
COVID-19 can make life feel chaotic. Times are kind of scary for everyone. The rules for life are changing all the time during this pandemic.
Many people in recovery find that their lifestyle feels less stressful when they stick to a routine. This is especially important for people who are new to recovery. After all, when you were using substances, you probably ignored your daily responsibilities. Getting and using drugs can be unpredictable and even dangerous.
The lifestyle of addiction isn’t something you want to return to. In recovery, you begin to take responsibility for your life and your actions. While it may seem easy to stay at home and “do nothing” – it’s also easy to lose your grip on recovery when you have no idea what you’re doing that day.
Creating an At-Home Recovery Life
Even in COVID-19 times, you need to live a lifestyle of recovery. You deserve to learn and continue to grow in your recovery. A schedule that makes this the main focus of your days is essential. While you’re staying at home, you can be learning and growing at home as well.
Making up a daily schedule can help you stick to it. If you’re employed right now, this can be a little easier. But if not, you’re going want to set the alarm each day and get up at the same time Many people in recovery like to start their day by doing a little stretching, meditation or prayer.
Taking a shower early also helps tell your body that it’s time to start the day. Decide what other things you want to work on, such as step work or journaling. Set aside for things like schoolwork or job hunting. Finally, try to decide what meeting(s) you wish to attend online. Set aside some time to talk with your sponsor. And make sure you give yourself time to have full meals and snacks.
A great schedule to fill out yourself is available right here.
Getting Help for Addiction
Addiction is a disease that can tear your life right out from under you. You can, however, reclaim it and begin the path to healing. The first step is reaching out and getting the help you need. Contact us and learn more about how we can help you start your path to recovery. Our number is 1-800-970-8774.