July is Social Wellness Month
Social wellness is about more than just having fun with friends—it’s about developing and maintaining healthy relationships. Here is what social wellness month means for those who are in recovery.
What is Social Wellness Month?
July is Social Wellness Month, a time to focus on maintaining healthy relationships and improving communication skills. This can be a challenging time for those in recovery as they work to rebuild their lives and establish new relationships.
Why is Social Wellness Month Important for Recovery?
Social Wellness Month is important for recovery because it provides a time to focus on the skills needed to maintain healthy relationships. This includes learning how to communicate effectively, deal with stress, and make new friends.
What Are Some Coping Skills for Social Stress?
Many coping skills can be used to deal with social stress. These include:
Identifying Your Triggers
What are the things that cause you to feel anxious or stressed in social situations? Once you know what your triggers are, you can start to work on avoiding or managing them.
Taking a few deep breaths can help to calm your nerves and ease anxiety.
Picture yourself in a relaxing place or successfully navigating a challenging social situation.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Starting at your toes, tense and then relax each muscle group in your body. This can help to reduce overall tension and stress.
Try to focus on the present moment and accept things as they are without judgment.
What Are Some Tips for Meeting New Friends?
If you are in recovery, it is important to surround yourself with supportive people. Here are some tips for meeting new friends:
Get Involved in Your Community
There are likely many events and activities happening in your community that you can get involved in. This is a great way to meet new people who share your interests.
Attend a Support Group
There are often different types of support groups available, such as those for addiction recovery or mental health. This can be a great place to meet people who understand what you are going through and can offer support and encouragement.
Join a Club or Team
Getting involved in a club or recreation team is a great way to meet new people and stay active.
Find the Support You Need for Change
The Good Life Treatment Center understands just how crucial social wellness is for those in recovery. We offer a variety of programs and services to help our clients build the skills they need to maintain healthy relationships. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you on your journey to overcoming addiction.