Each person experiences different, unique feelings during recovery and will require different levels of support.
There will be times when you’ll need extra love and moments when you need space. The people around you will want to support you as much as possible, but you have a right to ask for space whenever you need it.
Today we’re going to chat about how to ask for some breathing room!
Or, you could be facing judgment in a negative way from friends or family. Maybe they don’t fully understand your decision and are having trouble adjusting. Whether you’re facing a positive or negative overwhelm, you might need a break.
Overwhelm can also come from too...
Deciding that you’re ready to give up alcohol is a brave choice! I’m willing to bet that you’re tired of hangovers and drunk arguments. If you’re not careful, alcohol can put a huuuuge strain on any relationship.
When they say drinking alcohol is like pouring gasoline on your anxiety, which goes for relationships. People often say things they don’t mean and end up being more hurtful than helpful.
Today, I want to talk about sticking to your *sober* guns.
Even though you’re in a relationship, you’re still an individual. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, your body, and your mind.
To get your partner on board with your choice, you’ll need to help them understand your reasoning. They likely already know your feelings toward alcohol, but having a genuine conversation will be key.
Now, let me be clear...
Have you used alcohol to sleep? Or had crazy sleep patterns from binge drinking? Believe it or not, alcohol actually disrupts healthy sleep patterns. So, while it might make you feel drowsy, it’s still not doing the job. Luckily, you can turn this around! By cutting out alcohol, you can improve your sleep cycle.
Here’s how - develop a routine and stick to it. There are so many tricks to help your body wind down and get to sleep. For example - reading, herbal tea, calming music, meditation, journaling, etc. Find something that works for YOU!
Try this nighttime GOLD tea from Organifi to ease you right into sweet dreams! They use high-quality, great-tasting ingredients. This tea is perfect for bedtime or when you need to hit the pause button.
It may take time to nail down your perfect sleep routine, but once you do, stick to it! Over time, you’ll adjust to...
Going on vacation after a year-long lockdown seems wild, but then add in the fact that you’ve gone alcohol-free. Your view on “vacation” has probably done a complete 180.
That’s okay! Today, we will chat about how to handle those changes and still have the vacation of your dreams - even if it’s in your own backyard.
Alcohol marketers would have you believe that binge drinking is a must on vacation.
But when we break it down, that is total nonsense.
Think about it - why do you go on vacation?
To do those things, alcohol is not necessary! In fact, downing drinks will hinder you from achieving those vacation goals.
When you come home, you want to...
Summer is officially here, and after a very long 12+ months of being stuck inside, I’m ready to party! Sunshine, tasty drinks, grilled food, and close friends - I’m here for all of it.
Now, you might be wondering how to do this while staying sober. I hear you!
There are a few things going on when we talk about creating a safe environment for socializing this summer.
Just because you’re living an alcohol-free life doesn’t mean that you have to sit around and drink water by yourself. Hell no.
Summer parties are for sober people too.
Some of the most vibrant and fun people I know are...
There’s this awesome trend going around the internet called sober curiosity. More and more women and men are looking at the way they consume alcohol and are wondering if it’d be better to just NOT. And for good reason, there’s loads of perks to going sober and loads of disadvantages to regular drinking.
Thinking about getting sober and being sober curious is one of the first steps to getting clean. Then comes the research and wondering if you have to join AA to quit drinking successfully.
But truth be told, AA is not for everyone. Don’t get me wrong, there are great advantages to joining the free Alcoholics Anonymous program, like accountability and tried and true steps. But, if you’re looking to go sober more quietly, there is help out there for you, too!
If you’ve tried AA before and it didn’t work for you, there’s still hope to get clean and sober.
Let’s dig into some ways you can quit drinking without AA.
Is drinking after work every night really considered being an alcoholic? Do you find yourself having too much to drink after you told yourself you’d only have one? Or do you truly have a healthy relationship with alcohol?
It can be hard to draw the line between drinking too much and not. And that’s where we find ourselves starting to become a little curious about this sober thing.
Are you ready to dig your claws into your drinking habits and uncover the dirt on your own relationship with high-functioning alcoholism?
What is a high-functioning alcoholic anyway?
Okay, okay, so it’s now officially called “alcohol use disorder,” you’ll still hear a lot of people talking about “alcoholism” or “alcohol abuse.” It's a condition that ranges from mild to moderate to severe. And it’s all still problem drinking, even if you think it's “mild.”
Alcohol use disorder comes in many shapes and sizes, but the main thing...
Look, I’ve been eyeballing a lot of crazy drinks lately. Specifically non-alcoholic mocktail drinks! If you get my emails, you've seen some of the awesome mocktails I've been sharing and daring you to try!
They are so fun and taste amazing for a sunny or a rainy day! If you’re looking for something refreshing to wet your whistle this summer, here’s a huge list of drinks you can try right in your own kitchen!
Whether you’re newly sober, sober curious, or been at this whole sober thing for a while now, sometimes you find yourself just plain bored without alcohol filling in the gaps. Instead of thinking about drinking again, I’ve got the perfect list of things to do instead of having a drink filled with regret.
I dare you to try everything on this list! Find the one that brings you the most joy and repeat!
I get asked a lot if I support Mocktails and Non-Alcoholic Beers and if I drink them.
The answer and YES and YES.
I believe you have to figure out if drinking NA's and Mocktails is something you can handle. I was told my first year of my Sobriety I shouldn't drink NA beer because it would cause me to relapse, and I'm still sober for 8.5 years.
I enjoyed them if I went out and was social, and I found no harm in them for ME.
Now you are maybe a different and Non Alcoholic beer, and Mocktails can trigger you, and if they don't drink them, only you can decide!
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When it comes to the road of Sobriety and Recovery, you must find what works for you!