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 […]
On December 19, 2016 (for what felt like the millionth time) I decided I was done with alcohol. Nada mas.
It had wreaked havoc on my life in more ways than I could count. My health was deteriorating, my weight was skyrocketing, I was depressed, riddled with anxiety, and zombie crawling through life. That I functioned at all was a small miracle.
I recently listened to a Ted Talk by Judson Brewer about bad habits and how to break them. If you’re reading this right now, chances are you have a bad habit that you would like to break. He talked about using mindfulness as a strategy to break bad habits, a strategy that I have used in my own life to help get myself out of some pretty dark places, so his lecture really spoke to me and I hope that it can be effective for you as well.