In addiction recovery, it’s common to feel anxious and stressed. Even the most optimistic person would find it challenging to maintain a positive outlook 24/7. However, there are ways to reduce that stress and build a stronger, more solid foundation for your recovery. One of the best ways to do this is by creating a habit plan in your daily life to reduce relapse risk. Creating a habit plan includes identifying specific activities or tasks you can engage in more often throughout your day to help you maintain abstinence outside of treatment and keep yourself drug-free. Engaging in these activities on a regular basis will become almost second nature over time, making them easier to continue outside of treatment as well as when you return for one-on-one therapy sessions with your mental health professional.