Practicing Service in Your Everyday Life for Sobriety
About 80% of people who have overcome addiction have gone on to accomplish at least one achievement related to self-improvement or relationships. After you get sober, your life can improve!
Many people find that they develop a passion for helping others while on their sobriety journey, often due to self-improvement. Can you relate?
If so, it's time to start performing some acts of service so you can help the people around you! Read on to learn how.
Volunteer work is a fantastic way to give back. Helping the community is an incredibly kind thing to do, and there are so many ways to do it.
Dedicate time to volunteer at local charities, community organizations, or even shelters. Many organizations are in constant need of volunteers to support various causes.
Ask around about potential volunteer communities that may be lesser-known. Keep an open mind. You may find yourself making fantastic new connections and feeling a deep sense of joy and fulfillment after giving back in this way.
Offer to be a mentor to someone who is newer to the recovery journey. Sharing your experiences and providing guidance can be incredibly impactful for someone navigating early sobriety.
People in recovery need all of the support they can get (as you know). Once you feel solid in your recovery journey, you have the opportunity to help someone else who's living with addiction and trying to heal. Take that opportunity once you're stable enough to do so.
Recovery Community Events
Participate in events organized by the recovery community. You can get involved with things like fundraisers, awareness campaigns, and even sobriety workshops. Your involvement can contribute to the success of these initiatives and, as a result, the healing of other people who are struggling with their addictions.
You can also try organizing your own events with the help of your local 12-step group. This can be a lot of fun and it's a great way to gain event experience that can help you in the future.
Random Acts of Kindness
This is one of the easiest and most fun ways of helping people in your day-to-day life.
Incorporate random acts of kindness into your daily routine. Whether it's paying for someone's coffee, topping off someone's parking meter, or even offering a kind word to a stranger, these gestures can brighten someone's day.
These may all seem like little things, but little things can be significant. Think of small things that would brighten your day and try to offer them to others.
Use Your Passion for Helping Others
It's time to put your passion for helping others to good use. There are so many ways to serve others in your day-to-day life, even if you have limited time and resources. These are just a few small suggestions.
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