Mindfulness Techniques for Maintaining Sobriety
Addiction recovery is definitely difficult, but there are ways to make it slightly easier. These mindfulness techniques can help you maintain sobriety and prevent relapse.
Maintaining sobriety after completing treatment can seem daunting. Luckily there are many techniques you can use to help yourself stay on the path of recovery. Understanding how to use mindfulness in your aftercare strategy can help ease the worry of a relapse and keep you on track.
Mindfulness has made its way into mainstream culture as a broad concept used to increase quality of life. Mindfulness is paying attention to what is going on within and around you. It is turning off the autopilot. When we aren’t paying attention, it’s amazing how quickly thoughts lead from one to another, and then to action – a process that we are rarely ever aware of. Being mindful helps slow this process, teaches us to pause, and allows us to make more conscious choices – imperative in relapse prevention.
But how do we become more mindful? Here are a few techniques to help you experience the benefits of mindfulness in your recovery.