Strengthen your recovery during this fall
Utilize increased free time during the fall months to engage in new activities and explore new ways to improve your physical and mental well-being.
Spirituality and meditation practice
Each morning reserve ten minutes to express gratitude. Start your day in serenity to expand your meditation practice. Through meditation and mindfulness, you will strengthen your spirituality. Don’t know where to start? Try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E0qr3GbP7w
Healthy from head to toe
Fall is the perfect time to start a diet and exercise routine. Some spectacular fall fruits and vegetables include apples, figs, butternut squash, and brussel sprouts. Cooking can be a healthy coping mechanism, use healthy fall foods to spice up your dinner table https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/healthy/g28005141/healthy-fall-recipes/?slide=13
Fresh air fun
Take a hike! Fall hikes in the woods reward with some of the best views of the trees changing color. For those in NJ, check out https://www.njhiking.com/best-fall-foliage-hikes-in-new-jersey/
Clearing the clutter from inside to out
If you are looking to stay inside, start cleaning your clutter. Start in one room de-clutter, re-organize, and clean. Next, move to another room. By the end of fall your house will feel like new. Is your house ready for fall? https://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-hints-tips/cleaning-organizing/5-tips-for-cleaning-for-fall.htm
There are many hobbies that encourage you to explore and expand your mind. Do not be afraid to experiment. If you enjoy the outdoors consider baseball, flag football, or get in touch with nature. More of a staying in person? You can try a new soup recipe, learn a new language, knit, Tai chi, or run on a treadmill. A new hobby is sure to enhance your fall fun and support recovery.
Do it yourself for yourself
Painting, photography, writing, crafts oh my! Use the fall colors as an inspiration for you to DIY. Get creative and you may find a hidden talent.
Open a book and kick your feet up
Turn off the TV, put down the cell phone, and read. Create a relaxing environment where you can open up a good book and just read. Looking for inspiration? https://www.thespruce.com/cozy-reading-nooks-4160829
Remember that recovery will empower you to have some fall fun while staying focused on your sobriety journey and avoiding relapse.