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 […]
I recently finished the wonderfully hilarious and relatable Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley and one of the countless good points she brought up revolves around the public perception of sobriety and not drinking alcohol. I’m paraphrasing, but she laments about how quitting smoking is viewed as this triumphant act. It receives a pat on the back and […]
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.
In yesterday’s post, I introduced to you the idea of emotional sobriety. Today, I really want to focus on how you get there so that you can avoid becoming the dreaded “dry drunk.”
As you approach your first weekend of sobriety, it’s important to think about how you can avoid triggers that might tempt you into drinking. For the majority of people, it’s difficult in the early days to engage in your usual weekend activities when alcohol is out of the equation.
When I started my sobriety journey two years ago, social media (Twitter specifically) became a haven for me. Twitter, you say? Indeed. I created a totally new account for my blog and carefully curated my following list so that I was only interacting with other members of the sober community and thought leaders in the […]