At some point on this journey (maybe it happened already), you’re going to be faced with a high-stress situation that threatens your sobriety. Some moment is going to hit you hard and make you want to drink. It could be a bad day at work, a fight with a partner or close friend, or a […]
Trying to navigate all your different emotions in early sobriety is hard. Some days it feels damn near impossible. I don’t just mean the difficult ones like anger, shame, or loneliness. Even managing extreme joy can be tough without booze.
Now that you’re nearly a week into Dry January, it’s important to take some time to reflect on why you drink in the first place and the effects alcohol has on your body when you do.
Have you ever bothered to think about this?
I’m sure you’ve all read the articles that talk about why we almost NEVER keep our New Year’s resolutions. According to studies, about 90% of us will fail to achieve the goals we set on January 1st. Raise your hand if you’ve been guilty of this in the past.
Today, I have two years of sobriety.
I’ve been thinking about what I wanted to say about this milestone, how to be helpful. Whenever someone asks me how I managed to quit drinking, I struggle a little to answer.
‘Tis the season to get all dolled up and attend the requisite end-of-year work holiday party!
Depending on your job, this can mean a variety of things. Perhaps attending this function every year is your worst nightmare and you have traditionally relied on the open bar to get yourself through it. Or maybe you love your coworkers and have had epically riotous holiday parties in the past. Again, the open bar was your absolute, best friend.
Maybe it’s somewhere in between.
Either way, this year is going to be different, because this year you are sober.