Are you feeling tired? Are you overly stressed? Are you counting the days as they go by? Nobody said recovery was going to be easy, as it’s a long-term process that involves creating a new life free from the risk of relapse. However, while traditional therapies have their merits, they may not go all the way in reaching the sense of well-being and purpose needed to reinvent yourself. If you’ve been down in the doldrums for too long, here are some ways to give your efforts a boost.
You’ll get the blood flowing, along with endorphins, dopamine and serotonin. These feel-good hormones create a buzz following intense exercise that leads you to seek a more physically rewarding high than drugs or alcohol could ever produce. What’s more, scheduling workouts in between going to work and support-group meetings adds useful structure to what was once a chaotic lifestyle, keeping you away from temptation and on the right track to wellness.