March 23, 2018
It is Easter time and you are sober. You may be asking yourself what you can do to continue to stay sober during this spring holiday. Easter represents new beginnings so even if you have stayed sober for a while or you only recently got sober, there are ways to celebrate this holiday to show how much fun you can have in sobriety.
You probably think that Easter egg hunts are for little kids, but they do not have to be! Throwing an Easter egg hunt for all ages may be the distraction you need to stay sober. Having age appropriate prizes for the eggs can get your creative juices flowing, as well as make you think about doing something nice for others. Get candy and prizes and fill up some plastic colored eggs. Do not skimp on everyone’s favorite eggs – the money eggs.
Brunch does not have to be all about the endless mimosas. Instead, go and enjoy the food. Easter is one of the holidays of the year that Chefs will go all out for their brunch buffets. Since eggs are the theme for Easter, go to the omelet station and customize your eggs. Add as little or as much as you want, including the cheese. Omelets are notoriously known for making people happy during special occasions.
Today they have varieties of egg coloring kits. Tie dye eggs, bedazzled eggs, themed eggs, you name it. There is probably a kit just for you out there. Have an egg dying party with your friends and then have a contest to see who has the best decorated eggs. You can also eat the hard-boiled eggs after or devil the eggs.
Whether it is for a niece or nephew, your own kids, or a significant other, going to the store to find toys and treasures for that specific person is really thoughtful and can show others that you are trying to make up for lost time. Buy some grass and a basket and go to town.
The mall typically accommodates the Easter bunny in the springtime. Go commemorate being sober by getting your picture taken with that cute bunny. You can make a funny face or just snuggle up to his soft fur. If you are lucky, there might even be some jelly beans for you from the Easter bunny.
Sobriety can be full of fun times if you do not take yourself too seriously. Easter is mostly associated with children’s activities although why not make it for all ages? You are sober now. You deserve to have fun in recovery, even at Easter.
To become addicted to drugs and alcohol is usually not what someone desires to do when they grow up.
When you hear the philosophy of “what other people think of me is none of my business”, you may instantly feel defensive.
Drugs and alcohol are primarily abused to forget about the stresses of life.