It can be hard to think of things to do when you quit drinking. Chances are, your plans circled around going and getting drinks, a night out at the bars, or days spent by the pool with margaritas. But now, your priorities have changed and you’re on the path to recovery. Take a look at this long list of ideas to do this weekend, sans alcohol.

  1. Take your dog on a walk. Or if you don’t have one, just go for a walk on your own. The fresh air and exercise will do your body some good!
  2. Try yoga at home – you don’t need to attend an expensive class at a yoga studio. Just search YouTube for some tutorials and enjoy!
  3. Read a new book.
  4. Call a family member and have a good chat.
  5. Write an email to a blogger you enjoy thanking them for the content you’ve gotten to read.
  6. Learn a new language.
  7. Wake up early and watch the sunrise.
  8. Try a new recipe or two.
  9. Check out a local museum.
  10. Take a bath, light some candles, play relaxing music, and enjoy the peace and calm.
  11. Go for a bike ride.
  12. Spend the day hitting up garage and yard sales.
  13. Make a four course meal.
  14. Write a letter to someone and snail mail it.
  15. Pick your own berries and make a dessert
  16. Clean out your closet and donate clothes.
  17. Wash your windows.
  18. Give our car a much-needed wash.
  19. Plant some flowers.
  20. Find a DIY project to do.
  21. Check out a tourist attraction right in your own town.
  22. Plan your next vacation or getaway.
  23. Print some photos for frames or an album.
  24. Go to a used book store and explore.
  25. Visit the local farmer’s market and try some new produce.
  26. Plan a hike and go for it.
  27. Sit at a scenic area and relax, soaking nature in.
  28. Put together a picnic for the park.
  29. People watch on a park bench.
  30. Play a board game with friends or family.
  31. Head to the gym for a workout.
  32. Grab some coffee with a friend.
  33. Back up all the files on your computer.
  34. Bake a cake.
  35. Tune into your inner child and climb a tree.
  36. Go all out at the movies – get popcorn, candy, and soda.
  37. Head to the arcade with friends.
  38. Find an activity like laser tag, go-karting, or a trampoline world and have a blast.
  39. Make a list for what you’re thankful for.
  40. Tune into podcasts.
  41. Check out free lectures from universities offered online.
  42. Catch up on blog reading.
  43. Build a sand castle.
  44. Get out there and volunteer.
  45. Watch the sunset.
  46. Put together a puzzle.
  47. Get artsy and go take some photographs.
  48. Go to a sporting event in the area.
  49. Write in a journal.
  50. Go for a swim.
  51. Sing karaoke with friends.
  52. Research and make some delicious non-alcoholic “mocktails.”
  53. Go check out some live music outdoors.
  54. Check out a new event like an art exhibition, gallery opening, or a play.
  55. Go out for ice cream sundaes or make your own at home.
  56. Start a blog.
  57. Enjoy the beach or the lake for the day.
  58. Burn CDs of your favorite music for a friend, family member, or loved one.
  59. Go dancing.
  60. Read the newspaper.
  61. Do a crossword puzzle or a word search.
  62. Go shopping!
  63. Try fancy new coffee.
  64. Go sailing or boating.
  65. Watch your favorite childhood movie.
  66. Go fishing with friends.
  67. Plan a camping trip.
  68. Go for a run.
  69. Visit the zoo.
  70. Try a new fitness class.
  71. Visit a hobby or craft shop in the area.
  72. Play a team sport.
  73. Take a painting, cooking, gardening class…you name it.
  74. Visit an aquarium.
  75. Take a walking tour in your city.
  76. Go to a record store.
  77. Make your own sushi.
  78. Host a potluck.
  79. Make your own t-shirts.
  80. Find a new restaurant in the area.
  81. Join a local club – a run club, a soccer league, or maybe a bike riding club.
  82. Check out a play at a local theatre.
  83. Explore the parks in your area.
  84. Play kickball with friends.
  85. Rollerblade around your neighborhood.
  86. Have a picnic on the beach.
  87. Go “restaurant hopping” (instead of bar hopping) and try a dish from each place.
  88. Call a friend you haven’t talked to in a while.
  89. Cloud watch.