Holidays are the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with your friends and family. However, they also bring along some stress and workload. If you are hosting a holiday party at your home, then you know how hard it is to manage everything like food, decor, and drinks.
This is an even bigger task when you have recently recovered from addiction. You need to consider several factors to keep yourselves away from alcohol and also make sure that you enjoy it.
Ways to Enjoy a Sober Holiday
Here are some ways you can follow to enjoy a sober holiday.
- Plan and reduce stress
If you are throwing a party, it can be extremely stressful to arrange and manage everything. This can be a trigger to have just one drink. But that’s what you need to control. Therefore, plan ahead of time and reduce stress. You can even ask your friends or family to help you prepare.
- Include only sober activities
There can be various activities and games that involve alcohol. However, if you are trying to avoid it, it’s better to eliminate those games. Instead, you can come up with sober and fun activities. List these activities in advance to avoid chaos during the party.
- Give back to the community
Holidays aren’t just about partying. You can even spend some time performing good deeds for the community. These can include volunteering at a charity event, helping other recovering addicts, contributing to a local school, or participating in local events.
- Control your temptations
If you decide to have alcohol anyway at your party, be careful that you leave them for guests only. Don’t let your temptations overpower your hard work. You have worked hard to achieve sobriety and ruining it with a drink is just not worth it. Thus, be mindful of your thoughts and actions.