After going through an alcohol detox program such as Infinite Recovery detox, it's imperative to keep your body and mind in the best health possible. Why? Because your mental and physical health is key to the success of your recovery efforts. The healthier you are in body and mind, the more likely you are to stay clean and to make choices that benefit your life. To help you improve your physical and mental health, we've put together a list of the top nine ways to stay on top of your recovery. Keep reading to learn how people just like you are staying clean after a detox. 

Understand Your Limits

You're not a robot. You can't work around the clock nor can you complete all of your work and household responsibilities in less than 24 hours. This is why it's so important to understand your limits. Just because you can't get everything done in one day doesn't mean you're failing. Take time to create goals and plans for each day and don't get down on yourself and turn to alcohol just because you don't meet every goal every day. 

Don't Self Medicate

No matter what you do, the key to a successful recovery from an addiction to alcohol is to avoid self-medicating. You can't just have a drink here and there or pop a pill here and there either (unless prescribed) to fix an addiction to alcohol. You have to avoid self-medicating and instead fill your time with things that are actually conducive to your recovery. 

Spend Time With Sober Friends and Family

One of the best things you can do to improve your recovery is to spend time with sober friends and family who bring joy to your life. If you want to spend time with friends and family who drink, you can always ask them to avoid drinking while around you so as not to tempt you to go back to drinking. 

Watch What You Eat

It's also wise to watch what you eat and to choose drinks and food items that are healthy and make you feel physically at your best. When you eat processed foods, this can make you feel tired and unhealthy and you're more likely to return to drinking. But with unprocessed foods, you can rest easy knowing what you put into your body is maximizing your well-being and not hurting it. 

Pick Your Meditation Preference

Not everyone likes to meditate the same. Some people find yoga to be their meditation preference while others may enjoy hiking better. The point is, find your meditation preference and use it to your advantage. Make it a daily part of your life and see how it improves your ability to stay clear of alcohol. Great meditation activities include everything from swimming to reading to praying to cleaning, yoga, and more. 

Take Advantage of Aftercare Services

Lastly, make sure to take advantage of aftercare services, like group therapy sessions and in-person counseling. Medical professionals agree that the more aftercare services you take advantage of, the more likely you are to be successful in your recovery. 

Author's Bio: 

Marina Pal is a renowned author and social media enthusiast.