Sober Skill Development and Why it’s a Good Choice for You
Sober skills are crucial for your success as you practice the journey of sobriety. Learning how to manage situations and how to manage yourself as you practice sobriety will be crucial to ensure continued success. You want to be cautious that you don’t act in the same manners as you did before you got sober. Recovery is about learning a new set of skills to keep you sober for the long run. Learning and implementing coping skills will be useful for you to be able to manage challenges that may arise.
You may have had negative coping skills when you were in active addiction. Using or drinking out of stress or to celebrate are examples of unhealthy coping skills. Positive coping skills can include finding a sponsor. A sponsor is someone that you trust in the 12 step program that has been practicing sobriety for some time. A sponsor can help you learn more coping skills to enhance your sobriety. Talking with your sponsor regularly can also be a skill as you replace with negative emotional supports with positive sources of emotional support.
Seeing a therapist is an example of learning sober skills. Therapy helps to get to the root cause of addiction. You can also utilize your therapist to help teach you new coping skills for various challenges, such as how to handle new emotions that once had you stifled. Therapy is a safe place to learn meditation, calming techniques, and stress management. Therapy can also help you process any past traumas in a safe environment.
The opportunities for learning and incorporating sober skills are endless. Here are some examples:
- Keeping a journal
- Using music as a resource
- Healthy eating
- Picking up a new hobby
- Leading recovery meetings
- Going to recovery meetings
- Spending time in nature
- Furthering your education
- Serving at a soup kitchen or food bank
If you are new to recovery, the thought of learning new skills may seem foreign. Going to a treatment center may be a good start. Hired Power has many resources to help you get started on your journey.
Hired Power are the leading experts at connecting you to the right tools you need to figure out what recovery is all about. Through our range of services and expertise, you can start the journey of sobriety. Contact us now at 714-559-3919. Let us help you figure out the right steps to take.