Tips for Beating the Winter Blues in Recovery

Sure, you may have loved living at your Florida sober house while you were going through addiction recovery. But chances are that if you have to go home to your snowed-in house up north, it may not take long for the winter blues to set in.

Luckily, you do not have to let the winter blues get the best of you. After all, now that you are newly sober and given a second chance to take on the world, there is so much to be excited about! If a dark and cold day is making you feel more irritable than normal, then keep these tips for beating the winter blues in recovery on hand.

Exercise. Working up a sweat is a great way to get the endorphins going when you start to feel a little down. Even exercising a couple of times a week will help increase dopamine levels in your brain, thus fighting off the winter blues on those days you are dreaming of your Florida sober house.

Friends. As temperatures continue to drop, it may be tempting to simply cancel all plans and hibernate. However, doing something as simple as meeting a friend for coffee will help keep you moving and keep your life from getting too boring.

Schedule. Yes, it is cold out. Yes, your comforter is much cozier than trekking through an inch of snow. However, creating a schedule for yourself (and sticking to it) will provide the same structure that you got at your Florida sober house.

If you simply cannot deal with the cold weather any longer and are in need of a sober living home in Boca Raton, call Boca House in sunny Florida today.

 

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