RECOVERY SUPPORT: Fun Things to Do in Recovery

Fun Things To Do In Recovery

by Bill Urell

It has been a while since I posted an article about fun things to do in recovery, so I put my thinking cap on and came up with yet another silly list of how to have fun in recovery. Don’t be shy, leave a comment, and list a few of your favorites.

Learn a magic trick
Take care of a plant
Plant a tree
Smile at strangers
Roll down a hill
Learn a magic trick
Make up a riddle
Solve a riddle
Remember a real dumb joke from childhood and tell it to someone
Try to whistle while eating a cracker
Look for animals in the clouds
Run through a sprinkler
Do some somersaults
Watch children play
Watch a little league baseball game
Take a nature walk
Go hunting for the ultimate souvlaki
Try your best at something new
Play a game of miniature golf
Play Frisbee with something that is not a Frisbee
Make sock puppets
Sing a silly song
Cook something brand new
Play marbles
Eat chocolate
Go bowling
Close your eyes and try and figure out what color you are seeing
Try to hypnotize yourself
Make a candle
Take a bubble bath
Spin around until you are dizzy
Call someone in your family that you owe a call to
Make a gratitude list
Eat a pint of Hagen Daas with your finger
Be thankful for the absence of pain

And looking back over my list, I wonder what comments Sigmund Freud would have made. Oh well, I think we could all benefit from being childlike sometimes. Have fun in addiction recovery.

One Response

  1. Gary says:

    It’s alright to let the little boy or girl in us come out.

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