Spring is the best time to renew your health and your life. Maybe in the past, spring break was about parties and drinking or doing drugs at them. Now that you are in recovery, it is best to find activities that are fun to do and the chance to restart your life again.

The first activity can be to make a do-it-yourself day with your friends by creating arts and crafts together or bake a tasty dessert. A second activity can be watching a television series on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or any other streaming service that you have been wanting to see for a long time. A third activity you can try is going on a camping trip. Pitch a tent, roast marshmallows, go hiking, go fishing, or any other activity on this trip where you are surrounded by nature and can just relax.

A fourth activity is playing mini golf either alone or with friends. Mini golf is a sport where you can take your time hitting the ball into the hole. As you keep playing, you will be able to perfect the craft of getting the ball in the hole. A fifth activity is to go to the park and find a recreational activity, concert, or event. You can socialize with other people and make new friends as you enjoy the activity together. Make sure to stay away from alcoholic drinks if they are being served in the area. A sixth activity is to volunteer your time to a good cause like an animal shelter, nonprofit organization, or a soup kitchen knowing that you are selflessly serving the needs of others instead of solely yourself.

A seventh activity is to go on a family vacation or set sail on a boat. Your family will make sure that you have a sober time as they should care about your goal of sobriety, especially if you talk to them of any struggles you may have. The eighth activity is to take a class in something useful like playing an instrument, drawing, cooking, writing, baking, painting, etc. The ninth activity is to practice your faith in a prayer group or meditate by doing yoga. The tenth activity is to start a project like clean your house, fix something, build a website, plant a garden, etc. These activities should be able to keep your mind busy away from cravings and triggers.

Located in downtown Midland, The Springboard Center’s mission is to offer programs and services to treat alcohol and drug addiction treatment using an evidence based curriculum, 12 step programs, diet, nutrition, exercise, emotional, mental and spiritual development for a long recovery. For more information, please call us at 432-620-0255 as we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.