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TASK: get into some daily routines

Why do I need a routine?

Things that used to be important have a habit of getting neglected when substance use takes over your life. Not just the big things like relationships and work but the more everyday things, like personal hygiene and household chores. Having a routine helps restore good habits which also builds self worth and is a distraction from craving drink or drugs.

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What do I need to do?

There are two things to do in this task:

  1. Look at which aspects of your daily routine can be improved.
  2. Set priorities for changing your routine that you can realistically stick to and promise yourself that you will do it.

When you are ready, find a quiet spot and give yourself 10-15mins to do this task.