When it’s time to go for a vacation or journeying, what are the steps that you go through to do all of your positive preparations? Do you pack certain things that you know about in advance? Or do you figure out what you need on the flyer? There are pros and cons to either of these methods. But, no matter what, you should always pack certain hygiene items.
For people who have issues with food, whether you have a problem eating enough or you find yourself frequently overeating, being on the road and traveling can really bring out the worst in you. Even if you’ve been able to create a healthy routine for yourself when at home, that’s all thrown out the window once you’re in a different environment. Luckily, there are quite a few things you can do to help keep yourself on the right track. To show you how, here are three tips for eating healthy while traveling.
Eat Before You Board The Plane
Although there are options for food to eat while you’re on the plane, it’s generally a better idea to eat before you board the plane. Amy Gorin, a contributor to Food Network, shares that when you get food at the airport rather than on the plane, you have more options to choose from that might be healthier. Additionally, at an airport restaurant or kiosk, you can often have an easier time making adjustments to your order that will turn out to be healthier for you. On the plane, you may just have to take whatever you’re given. [Read more…]
Too often, you do not consider just how isolating a job aboard a charter yacht can feel. There are many variables at work that can lead to extreme depression and other physical health problems. The most simple solution to these issues is knowledge.
The more you educate yourself on ways to remain healthy, the better you will feel when you disembark at the end of your journey. Start now, and check out these helpful hints for staying fit and healthy while working on a yacht. [Read more…]
You are solidly in the middle of some major life change. You’ve got your coins, you’ve been working your steps, you’re making your meetings, and your sponsor is pretty proud of you. You have a fresh new view of the world through clean eyes, and your eyes want to see more of it.
Ways to travel and support your new sobriety
Planning your trip with sobriety in mind is a new direction. Where can you go? Are you traveling alone or with a friend? Do you need support? Each of these questions has to be thought through to enable you to continue to be victorious in your battle with addiction.
Where to go
Where you are in your recovery will have the greatest impact on where you go. If you are in the maintenance phase of change, and you can deal with outside influences, the doors are really open to you. Just be aware and recognize that no one is ever not an addict once they were one, and do not allow yourself to be in environments that are stacked against you standing strong.
If you are newly sober, maybe choosing to stay at a luxury treatment center would be an option. Spending time in a relaxing, comfortable, spa environment that focuses on drug and alcohol treatment can help you make significant progress towards your sober life.
Part of breaking the chains of addiction is separating yourself from destructive relationships. Putting some distance between you and those who might drag you back under will help you win.
Alone or with company
If you are alone, how confident in your sobriety are you? Will not having a friend with you allow you to sneak or sample your way back into your addictive behavior?
If you are traveling with a companion, how on board with your treatment are they? Are they sober too? If they are not, are they ok with a sober trip?
Or is your companion still looking for a good time, and does their good time involve heavy drinking or drug use? How are you going to handle a moment when they are under the influence and you are not?
So many questions, but so important if you want to stop living a destructive lifestyle.
Just the same as if you are home, you can’t do this alone. Make sure you have a way to reach your sponsor or your clinician. Always have a way of contacting and being contacted. Having someone to hold you accountable and being accountable will go along way to your success.
Taking a break and finding some peace and relaxation can go along way towards reducing your stress levels and helping you stay on your road to recovery.
When you’re in recovery from drug addiction or alcoholism, it can feel like you never get to take a break. Maybe you go to meetings every day or a few times a week, or meet with an addiction counselor to help handle cravings and learn new coping skills. Eventually, though, you’ll want to take a vacation with friends or family – but you may not be confident that you can do this and maintain your sobriety. Will changing your routine cause you to slip up?
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to approach traveling without worrying about compromising your recovery. In fact, travel has been shown to improve your mood and reduce stress levels. This can help take your mind off recovery-related worries and allow you to just enjoy yourself, as can planning ahead to make sure you don’t put yourself in overwhelming situations where you may be tempted. [Read more…]