Joyful And Lucid: How to Date on A Sober Holiday Season

The holidays are generally full of celebrations and social events which can be overwhelming for people in recovery. Throw the pandemic into the mix and it can become even more overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you stay on track.

  • Keep in Contact With Your Sponsor

More than ever stay close to your sponsor. Give them a call and let them know how you are doing. Make sure they know if you are having a hard time.

  • No thanks, I’m good

Remember that saying “No thanks, I’m good”, is all you have to say. Make it 2nd nature as you may be offered a drink more than normal and you should not feel that you have to give an explanation for this answer.

  • Vacations don’t mean vacations

Stay focused. A vacation does not mean a vacation from your recovery. Sobriety should always be your first priority.

  • Welcome the New Year

Reflect on the past year’s rituals. Let go of any And say goodbye to those old rituals that have been negative. 2021 represents continued growth, celebrate what staying clean and sober will bring to your life this coming year.

  • Start new traditions

Think of new activities and ways you can celebrate your sobriety. Together with your family, establish a new tradition to share in these festivities while staying clean and sober.