A lot of people don’t have any idea what to do for fun when they first get sober. Getting sober can be difficult because all we know is drugs and alcohol and without those things it can make life feel boring, at first. It turns out life is even more fun when we’re sober! There are so many different activities that you can do to have fun in sobriety; here are some tips from the characters of the TV show The Office on how to have fun in sobriety.
How to Have Fun in Sobriety (As Told By The Office)…
Take up a new hobby, like karate
Spend time with your friends
Explore your inner comedian
Play pranks on friends
Spend time with animals (pets, like your dog)
Plan trips, go on a vacation
See new movies
You’d honestly be surprised how much more fun life can be without drugs and alcohol. You remember everything and genuinely laugh and have fun without the influence of substances. I can say I’ve laughed harder and had more fun in sobriety than I ever did in my addiction. Don’t get me wrong, I had fun in the beginning of my ‘party days’ but eventually I was absolutely miserable. I got to a point where I didn’t even know what fun was anymore; I strictly lived to drink and drug. Luckily, I found myself in a place of desperation that required me to either get sober or go on and die like that.
Now that I’m sober, I enjoy reading, laughing, spending time with friends, seeing movies and etc. I am a happier person and at peace with myself and I believe I am much more fun to be around now. I also enjoy different things than I did when I was using. It is enjoyable for me to help new girls in the program and go to meetings and meet new people. Helping people gives me a spiritual high which is SO much better than a high from drugs and alcohol.
You are able to figure out what your hobbies are and what you truly enjoy once you get sober. I know one of my friends discovered she was really talented at drawing and art; not only is it great to find a hobby but it can be a form of meditation which we all need! Honestly, being happy in sobriety is one of the greatest gifts I could have ever asked for, and I didn’t even ask for it! I just wanted to stop drinking and drugging and in turn got this amazing life out of it. If you or a loved one are struggling with substance abuse or addiction, please call toll free 1-800-951-6135.