Best Practices for Maintaining Sobriety

Living Sober requires a conscious, intentional approach. Staying sober is more than a lifestyle choice, it’s a mentality. Here are a few mental best practices for maintaining your sobriety.

Health Mode

Carefully thought-out, complementary choices, such as healthy eating, daily exercise and relationship building, will encourage a more positive overall lifestyle. Continuously striving for health-minded choices will create a holistic approach to sober living, which will help you live more healthily and happily.


Constantly update other life objectives and create new benchmarks to look forward to achieving. Build a network around you in support of these goals. This will generate healthy motivation and continuous ambition. Keeping these goals in mind and actively participating in working toward them will create distracting, yet uplifting opportunities to curb cravings. The best part of setting more goals is creating more opportunities to succeed and reward yourself! Just make a plan and try to stick to it, no matter how small the goal may seem.   

Learn To Lean On Others For Help

Know that you are not alone. Even your most unique experiences can hold similarities to the experiences of those around you. Learn to engage in constructive conversation and network with individuals with similar goals. Anything is easier with a team, and being open to creating lasting connections will prove extremely valuable for achieving your sober lifestyle and other goals.

Be An Optimist

Sobriety is a lifelong process. If your goals are taking longer to reach than you expected or if finding hope seems difficult, remain optimistic with an understanding that not all paths are short and straight. You will reach sobriety as long as you maintain a positive outlook toward those around you, your plan, and yourself.

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John Bowden