Recovery Box - The Gift of Sobriety
“For want of a nail, the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe, the horse was lost.
For want of a horse, the rider was lost.
For want of a rider, the battle was lost.
For want of a battle, the kingdom was lost,
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.”
What is a Recovery Box?
Imagine if you took on a DIY project. In order to do a good job, you would need to assemble the right tools for the task ahead. Recovering from an addiction is one of the most difficult projects we will ever take on so having the right tools is going to be important.
A recovery box is a collection of resources that we can gift to a loved one who is in early recovery or it is something that we can create for ourself. We can’t expect ending an addiction to be just one big picnic, but if we can pack our hamper with the right kinds of stuff, we will make things easier.
What Might We Put in a Recovery Box?
When considering what might be useful to put in a recovery box, it is important to consider the challenges that need to be faced during this period of transition from addiction to long-term recovery. This is a huge adjustment that impacts us physically, psychologically, emotionally, spiritually, and socially. So, any item that can help with these areas might be worthy of our recovery box.
Addiction Recovery Gift Ideas – What to Add to Your Recovery Box
What Would You Like In Your Recovery Box?
- A small quality notebook and nice pen.
- Your Hope Rehab Recovery plan.
- Your sponsors name and number, or mentor/support group.
- Last will and testament if you have any specific preferences.
- Motivational Affirmations cards for fitness, work, training, relationships, and life goals.
- Your personal Missions statement.
- Daily motivational reading.
- A self-created Prayer.
- Your historical victory and success list.
- Your Joy list, including many items that give you deep sense of pleasure.
- Your life goals and wish list.
- Your favorite dried flowers.
- A lucky charm or medal.
- A talisman like a small Buddha or cross.
- Photos of your loved ones or role models.
- A stone from somewhere you have been or like.
- Any Items of meaning.
- A meaningful symbol like Yin/Yang or peace sign
- A Tool that is useful like a Swiss Army knife.
- Paint your life Visualization picture.
- Positive literature or Favorite book.
These are just some of our ideas for what might be nice to add to a recovery box. If you can think of anything else that is would be useful, just contact us and we will see if we can add it. If you found this post useful, please consider sharing it.
Winter can be a particularly challenging time for our mental health. Sometimes the best solution to a dark time can be a change of scenery. This is not about running away from our problems but about doing what we need to do in order to manage and survive them.
A lack of love for the summertime may just be down to personal preference, but it can also be due to an underlying disorder or because we’ve had bad experiences at this time of year. Summer can bring out the worst in us, and this is particularly the case if we have some kind of addiction issue.