Tips for Traveling While in Recovery

Tips for Traveling While in Recovery When people travel for any reason, whether for business or personal, a lot of regular routines and boundaries tend to fall. The gym gets neglected, diets are put on hold, and unknowns are present. Whether you are newly sober or have been in recovery for a while, it is important to follow these tips for traveling while in recovery to make sure you stay on track. Bring Some Comforts of Home Recreating your comfort zone on the road can make you feel more grounded while traveling. This can be anything from your pillow, your favorite throw blanket, a candle, or even your dog. It will add a personal touch to your hotel room so that it is more of a place you enjoy being, rather than just a room with a bed that you’re crashing in for a few nights. This can be especially helpful if you are traveling overseas, or to another location that you have never been to before, to bring a sense of familiarity to where you are staying. Have a Plan for Downtime Making sure you have a plan for your downtime is important while in recovery, and this is true whether you are at home or on the road. Downtime includes anything from waiting for your flight at the airport to relaxing in your hotel room at the end of the day. Just make sure you don’t over plan and overwhelm yourself. A couple of suggestions are: Sightseeing. Before you leave, make an itinerary of things to do throughout your trip. Even if you’re on a business trip, read up on travel we...
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