How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Once you have gotten over the harsh hangovers, destructive relationships, bad decisions, and wasted money, you can safely conclude that drugs and alcohol are not for you. Ringing in the new year often calls for re-evaluation of past decisions and habits, and time to set goals for the year to come. Boca House, a sober living house for men, knows resolutions around sobriety can be tough to stick to. Follow this guide for help with sticking to resolutions this year:

1.Do not view your resolution as giving up, but view it as gaining something. Telling yourself you are going to live without drugs or alcohol in 2017 should not be viewed as lost fun, but rather gaining your sobriety, clarity, and mental health.

2. Share your resolutions with those around you. It is ok if you  have attempted these same resolutions before. The team at Boca House knows that being open about your resolutions causes a sense of positive peer pressure, accountability, and support. Try sharing your 2017 goals with your recovering peers at your sober living house for extra help sticking to resolutions.

3. Make plans in line with your goals. Hang out with friends who are also sober, and go to sobriety meetings as often as possible. During your spare time, do something altruistic to help others and contribute to an overall positive feeling.

Any day can be the day you take the first step towards changing your life. Fortunately, the team at Boca’s sober living house know the longer you stick to your resolutions, the easier they become.

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