It’s important to be involved in things that you enjoy, that make you feel needed, and add meaning to your life. When your life is filled with rewarding activities and a sense of purpose, your addiction will lose its appeal.
Pick up an old hobby or try a new one. Do things that challenge your creativity and spark your imagination or something you’ve always wanted to try. Learn a musical instrument, a foreign language, or try a new sport.
Get a pet. Yes, pets are a responsibility, but caring for an animal makes you feel loved and needed. Pets can also get you out of the house for exercise.
Spend time outside. Get in to the garden, go camping, or enjoy regular walks in a park.
Enjoy the arts. Visit a museum, go to a concert or take an art class.
Get involved in your community. Replace your addiction with groups and activities. Volunteer, become active in your community, or join a local club or group
Set meaningful goals. Having goals to work toward and something to look forward to. It doesn’t matter what the goals are, just that they are important to you.
Look after your health. Regular exercise, getting the right amount of sleep, and healthy eating habits help you keep your energy levels up and your stress levels down.