As we wave goodbye to 2020 and one of the craziest years ever, let’s make sure we have a plan to start 2021 clean and sober. Here are some tips to help you wake up on New Year’s Day feeling refreshed and conscious.
Avoid spending New Year’s at a place where you know a lot of liquor will be served. Why put yourself in that environment? Now, it’s one thing to go to a friend’s house that has alcohol but in moderation. It’s another to go to a place which you know will be all about drinking.
- Do not spend New Year’s Eve alone
Isolation is one of the riskiest recovery practices.
Being in a solitary environment when everyone else is celebrating can cause you to be trapped in your own thoughts where you won’t have people around you to help keep you sober.
Find a partner who can come to spend time with you, someone you can talk to and keep you company. You may also keep each other accountable.
Don’t wait around to be invited to a sober party. Take the initiative and invite your closest friends to a sober party. Skip the massive crowds and have a little more power over your evening! Load the table with entertaining board games, and prepare a delicious dinner for your guests.
Embrace the New Year with Gratitude!