Sobriety is about more than abstaining from alcohol. It’s about dealing with the issues and internal struggles that led you to abusing alcohol and personal growth and improvement.

This section provides information on personal development and personal growth to help people live their best, sober life.

7 Steps to Quit Your Bullsh*t and Break Bad Habits
how to beat your bad habits

7 Steps to Quit Your Bullsh*t and Break Bad Habits

Are you tired of your own bullshit? I'm sure you'd agree that we all have our "stuff" we're trying to handle. But some people are doing a much better job than the rest of us at breaking their bad habits. When I first got sober, I had a lot going on (tough pregnancy) and I used it as an excuse for letting in new bad habits. Now that I've got a couple of years of sobriety under my belt, I'm actively working to fix it.

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Social Media Addiction and How We Waste Our Lives A Little Each Day
are your addicted to your smartphone?

Social Media Addiction and How We Waste Our Lives A Little Each Day

I recently sat down to read a fabulous article in The Atlantic profiling a guy named Tristan Harris who is making it his life’s work to design and encourage other companies to design more ethical software that will help break the increasingly vicious cycle of technology addiction in our lives. The article caught my eye because I’ve been feeling increasingly bothered by the amount of time I spend reaching for my phone, getting lost in the abyss, wasting hours of time perusing through social media, usually mindlessly. I’ve come close to installing phone use apps like BreakFree or Moment to see just how bad I’ve gotten, but I have yet to bring myself to do it because I know it will not be good news and I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to another major life overhaul. That’s ridiculous fear-talk right there, folks. Can you imagine for a moment? I know I have a problem, that I am on my phone way too much and it eats away at my energy for other, clearly more productive tasks. I catch myself grabbing the phone for no reason other than pure instinct and habit. I’ve read books and articles from very intelligent people waving red flags in my face imploring me to wake up and get a grip on my screen time. It’s become such an epidemic that they are creating apps for our phones now to save us from ourselves (and our phones). Yet, I don’t take that next big step to use an app that will lock my social media apps if I spend too much time on them because I’m not 100% ready to face down this demon. Sound familiar?

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