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What Labor Day Can Look Like in Recovery

Written by Valiant Living Recovery on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Labor Day in 2020 is going to take on a new light this year. With many people still unable to work due to the limitations that are being made during the global pandemic, Labor Day is definitely going to feel a little different. Labor Day also marks the beginning of the school year, which will also be different among districts around the country dealing with distance learning to continue flattening the curve until a vaccine is found to combat COVID-19.

Instead of thinking that there is nothing to celebrate this year, you can put out some positive vibes by finding some activities to implement into your Labor Day weekend and still remain sober. Even though drugs and alcohol may have been a part of your three day weekends in the past, you can begin new outdoor traditions during this September federal holiday.

Plan a Hike

Getting some fresh air while getting the endorphins going for a natural high is a great idea. Check out the local hiking trails or find some trails further away. Going on a beautiful hike can take you out of the world’s craziness and let you become one with nature to grow closer to your Higher Power.

Plan a Backyard Party

Invite a few of your friends or family who are part of your social pod and grill some food. You can still social distance while enjoying the laughter and in-person energy of those you trust. By continuing to connect outdoors with those you love to hang out with, you can keep those relationships in your back pocket to support your recovery ongoing.

Plan an Outdoor Movie Night

Setting up a backyard movie theatre is a great idea to invest in, especially if you love to watch movies. You will need a screen and a projector that you can buy for less than $100 to watch with your favorite streaming service. Add in some popcorn and candy to help recreate what you are missing out on in movie theatres. Set your backyard up with lawn chairs or layout blankets and pillows to add comfort with your screen time.

Plan a Camping Trip

If you feel trapped in your house, go camping! You could even camp in your backyard if you have room for a tent. Camping is a great way to leave everything behind to get centered. Being in nature and cooking around a campfire is simply good for the soul.

Getting outdoors in nature with friends and loved ones who care about your recovery will set you up for success–and fun–for this upcoming Labor Day Weekend. Staying sober is a labor of love that you will appreciate the more you continue to accomplish your sobriety one day at a time.

Valiant Living wants you to have fun this Labor Day while staying sober from drugs and alcohol. If you or someone you know are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, we are here to walk you through every step of the way. Through evidence-based therapy options and the endless adventure of Colorado, Valiant Living fosters connection, encouraging clients to get connected to themselves, their peers, their families, and their higher power. With the power of recovery, clients experience life-changing healing and are restored to full health. Call us today to begin the next steps in recovery at (303) 536-5463.