If you’re early in your sobriety or stuck in a cycle of relapse, you might find yourself questioning why you’re doing this to yourself. You don’t feel good. It’s too hard some days. That elusive pink cloud never visited you. When does it get better? My best answer to that? Soon. But slowly. If you’re […]
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 […]
First, let me start by saying that I am in no way a perfect example of what I’m about to preach to you all today, but I am trying! And that all I want you to do for now. Start trying to make good nutrition a priority in your sobriety.
No matter how old we are, peer pressure can still have incredible influence over our lives. Our friends put pressure on us, and we do it back to them. It can be pressure to have a piece of cake when we’re trying to eat better, pressure to stay out one more hour even though you have work the next day, or pressure to drink alcohol when you’re trying to stay sober.
When you first get sober, it can be difficult to know what you’re supposed to do for fun. What sober activities are available beyond binge watching Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up on Netflix while you determine whether or not this old sweatshirt sparks joy?
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.