The past few months have been a time of extraordinary physical, political and social unrest. It seems like the dominoes just keep falling and many people are responding by drinking too much, by trying to numb the fear and frustration with alcohol. Going sober, if you want to, may seem impossible right now, but alcohol free is the best way to cope with this extraordinary time in our lives. No matter what happens and how stirred up my emotions can become, as long as I stay alcohol free, I have a place within me that I can turn to that comforts, guides and brings me peace.
If you are drinking too much and want to stop or take a break from the insanity come talk to use. There is serenity in sobriety and you can find it in your own way. Join us for an alcohol-free month this June. Come connect with a community that is fighting for each other. Start with today. Just for today and start taking back control. We cannot control the world around us but we can take back our own strength as individuals.
Guide to an alcohol-free Joyous June – There has Bever Been a Better Time to Go Sober
Just for today……
Just for today, wake up and smile. You’re still here, in a warm and cosy bed….
Just for today, sit and have your tea/coffee outside, and feel the sun, or wind, on your face
Just for today, listen and thank the local birds for singing their hearts out
Just for today, choose healthy food for breakfast
Just for today, chew every mouthful and think of the sunshine, rain and the many people who made it possible for you to buy and enjoy this food
Just for today, look out for people who smile and smile back. Wave if they’re too far away!
Just for today, think of the good and positive people in your life
Just for today, dream of how your life will look and feel when booze plays no part in it, whatsoever
Just for today, find a new walk, either by exploring, or using Google maps. And go there!
Just for today, count how many birds you can see. Photograph the flowers and see the world from an ant’s point of view
Just for today, skip lunch and have water instead. Most of us are too sedentary and don’t take enough exercise.
Just for today, think about what your plan for the witching hour. What AF drinks do you have stocked up? What new books/Netflix movies or series. Or pick a friend to call
Just for today, avoid the news. It can wait.
Just for today, create a simple meal from scratch – something you can cook in 20 mins. max. One pot even!
Just for today, eat very, very slowly with your eyes closed, enjoying every single morsel.
Just for today, lay your head on your partner’s /child’s/pet’s belly and listen to their breathing.
Just for today, give a neck massage
Just for today, help someone who asked for help a while back. It feels great to help!
Just for day, have slow, and gentle sex, as though it was the first time
Just for today, have a warm glass of milk, or sprinkle lavender oil on your pillow to help you sleep
Just for today, thank your parents for life and thank the world for all the gifts you enjoyed today.
Just for today, stop and realise how amazing life really is when you no longer drink!
If you’re “sober curious” … If you are drinking too much too often and want to stop or take a break…or if you have stopped drinking and are trying to stick to sober! Talk to Us.
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“I think I have a problem with drinking”
How do you go Sober? ( more reading in blue titles)
B Be accountable Talk to Us We Understand
A Avoid alcohol like the plague Ideas Here
L Let yourself enjoy regular sober treats Ideas Here
A Allow yourself to cry when needed Ideas Here
N Nourish your body with good food Ideas Here
C Create happy & fun memories Ideas Here
E Enjoy the precious moments in your day Ideas Here
W Work hard to get what you want Ideas Here
O Organise things for less stress Ideas Here
R Realise you can’t control it all Ideas Here
K Keep going & prepare for success Ideas Here
S Sleep enough for body & mind rest Sleep Solutions