Last weekend we took ourselves down to the Mindful Drinking festival organised by Club Soda at the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London. It was amazing.
This Christmas Bel gave herself the best gift she could possibly give herself….365 days of sobriety. On this one year anniversary she decided to put it out there and share her story.
It is estimated that 4.2 million people will take part in Dry January 2020 for a huge range of reasons. Many do it for charity and believe it to be a test of willpower, others simply want to detox after the boozy Christmas period. Last Dry January I stopped drinking at 4.30am on January 1st and drank again the following weekend.
Tis the season to be sober, but how do we stick to that? Sobriety can be a mind game and it’s totally understandable if you are feeling a little anxious about Christmas and have some jitters about your ability to stay sober in the weeks to come.
How many people have gone into work under par after a heavy night on the booze? I know I have. The dry mouth, the headache, the irritability with colleagues who just want to get the job done.
Our sober story
“I am NEVER drinking again!”. My words every Sunday morning through tiny bloodshot eyes, a pounding head, ridiculous nausea and vomiting and walking hunched over so the ground didn’t wobble.
We often tell ourselves we don’t need self care, and we don’t deserve it. That it’s pointless and self-indulgent. Self-care is not always easy especially when our self-worth is on the floor, making time to nurture ourselves often feels like an unnecessary effort.
A LOVE LETTER TO YOU ALL: Hi, today marks 45 days without drinking alcohol… this is a big deal
This innocent little question is probably the most difficult one a sober person has to deal with. Not only do well-meaning friends and family ask this to your face on a regular basis but your alcohol voice (otherwise known as your ego) also pesters you constantly with this question.