What Are Some Fun Ways to Celebrate Sobriety?
What Are Some Fun Ways to Celebrate Sobriety?
Celebrating your sobriety is something every recovering addict should have fun with! Read more to learn some fun ways you can celebrate your sobriety milestones and get planning today!
Is your one-year anniversary of being sober coming up? Congratulations! It's time to plan your sobriety celebration.
This isn't any old birthday celebration. Your sobriety anniversary is a monumental date that shows how far you've come. You've worked hard for this celebration.
Not sure how to plan this special event? There are tons of options to suit how you want to spend the day. Keep reading for some awesome ways to celebrate sobriety.
1. Treat Yourself
There's no better reason to treat yourself than reaching a sobriety milestone. You know how hard it was to get here. Others can't quite understand what it means to stay sober for an entire year.
So, treat yourself. You deserve to feel great about your journey.
What are the different ways of treating yourself? You could book a day at the spa for relaxation and massages. Or, you could buy that expensive handbag you've been eyeing.
Some people treat themselves to a new car, a new tech gadget, or new sports gear.
Whatever you choose, make sure you plan it in advance. Building anticipation will make your big day even more exciting.
2. Run a Race
Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate with your friends? Consider signing up for a fun run or race!
Getting your sweat on is an awesome way to celebrate sobriety. Exercise is a show of self-love for your body and soul. In your days of using, you likely didn't show your body or soul much love.
Running a race is your way of showing all the work you've put into healing yourself. Your body can do amazing things, celebrate that.
Gather a group of friends who will run the race as a team. Choose a race with extra fun, like one with an obstacle course. Or, one that runs through a sloppy mud pit.
3. Get Your Token
How has attending meetings affected your journey? For many, going to AA or NA meetings were their guides to getting where they are now.
One cool way of celebrating your sobriety and your commitment to meetings is with a token.
This tiny souvenir symbolizes your amazing milestone. It's also a show of solidarity with other recovering addicts on this journey together.
4. Go on a Trip
Treating yourself to a vacation is the perfect way to celebrate your sobriety. Think of all the cool places in the world, and even in your own country.
You don't have to spend a fortune, consider checking out the opposite coast of where you live. Road trips can also be a lot of fun.
If you do go abroad, consider checking out places off the beaten path. Indonesia, Sweden, and Costa Rica are all super fun destinations.
You may want to plan your vacation in places without a big drinking culture. Las Vegas, Amsterdam, and Dublin might not be the best places to celebrate sobriety.
5. Help Others
Think about all the people that have supported you on this journey. Most of us can't stay on track without the loving support of accountability partners and friends.
You may want to celebrate your sobriety anniversary by giving back.
For all the help you've received, give the same to someone else who needs it. This doesn't mean you need to work with recovering addicts, you can help whatever group you feel drawn to.
Some choose to volunteer at the ASPCA. Others work at a soup kitchen or hand out care packages to the homeless. Whatever you choose, your act of giving back is an awesome way to celebrate sobriety.
6. Photography Session
When was the last time your family had professional photos taken? Do you have any taken in your sober life?
Booking a photography session is a super fun and loving way to celebrate with family. You want to document this special time with pictures that'll last forever.
You and your family can look back at these pictures and compare them to where you started. Notice the differences in your smile and your children's smiles.
Recovering from an addiction is a family affair, and you've all made it this far. Celebrate with a fun day of taking pictures together.
7. Invest in Your Future
Think of the dreams and aspirations you had before addiction took over your life. What has always fascinated you?
For this sobriety milestone, invest in your future and in your dreams. Consider signing up for a course or program to learn about your passion.
Learning happens at every stage of life. In this stage, you can give something back to yourself that you lost in addiction. Your interests go farther than only staying sober.
For this sobriety anniversary, pursue your dreams. Set goals. Start a new chapter.
8. Spike Your Adrenaline
After a year of hard work staying sober, it's time to let loose. Not with a relapse, but something to really get your adrenaline flowing.
Why not mark this important day with a terrifying activity? Jump out of a plane, go bungee jumping, or swim with sharks.
You could also plan a full day at an amusement park with friends and family. Spend your milestone screaming at the top of your lungs as you ride the tallest roller coaster.
Or, book a day at an outdoor paintball arena. Live out your video game dreams with Live Action Role Playing (LARK). Anything that gets your adrenaline flowing is an awesome way to celebrate sobriety.
Want More Ideas to Celebrate Sobriety?
Your sobriety anniversary is a huge event that deserves celebration. You deserve to be celebrated. The journey of a recovering addict is a hard one, and you're killing it.
To celebrate sobriety, do something that honors you and your journey. Have a ton of fun and surround yourself with those you love.
For more ideas for celebrating sobriety milestones or to get your own tokens, check out our blog.