Way to go on your 7 months! That’s awesome!
Sometimes boredom is a sign that you are ready to get started on something new! Maybe it is time to take an inventory on your interests and dreams and see what steps you can take to get started.
Something athletic you’ve always wanted to try? Look up stuff about it and see how to get started. Maybe there is a group of people nearby with a similar interest.
Something artistic or creative you have admired or would like to learn more about? YouTube is full of subjects that can teach you crafts and do it yourself projects.
Do you like food? Grow a garden, learn to cook anything, help out at a food pantry!
What are your political interests? Can you read more about it, find local leaders you can support? Start a blog and write about your thoughts.
What did you like to do as a kid? Can you revisit those activities now that you are an adult! Riding a bike, going for a run, playing a sport, swimming in the lake… these are all things you can do just for the fun of it.
Public libraries have so much more than when we were kids. Make a list of movies you would like to watch and get them checked out from your library. Get online reading apps in your device and you can stream and read any magazine the library gets for free.
Do you like animals? Find out about rescue and volunteer opportunities from your local shelters. Lots of dogs and cats need foster care until they are adopted.
Do you have an interest in housing? Check out your local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. They have lots of volunteer opportunities, some of them even involve international adventures.
Your local homeless shelter, the Red Cross, the food pantry…. They could all use some help.
Every public school in America is trying to get kids caught up on reading and math and a bunch of them have new students who don’t speak much English. Volunteering to help kids read and practice math could be a great way to support your community too.
Technology advances mean we can learn music, art, and languages from the comfort of our couches or in the company of others online. Do any of these appeal to you?
I’m finding my sobriety is bringing me more time to pursue interests I’ve had on the back burner for decades. It does take an effort to get started, but it really can be fun. Many times I picture myself as a pretty mature 12 year old. Old enough to learn new things pretty independently, but young enough that I’m not caught up in the addictions that came later in life. This mindset has helped embrace change and new growth.
I wish you the best and hope you have a great day!