Can going away on holiday (vacation) really be fun and relaxing if you’re not drinking? Spoiler alert: yes it can!
I used to think I needed to drink to help me destress at the end of the week. Taking a break from alcohol taught me how to relax without alcohol and feel so much better as a result.
One of the best techniques I’ve discovered is the five senses method. It’s simple and can be done anywhere – on a walk, watering the plants, swimming laps, waiting in line at the checkout, watching kids sports.
Catherine writes candidly about her darkest moments, her times of uncertainty during early sobriety and the joy she unexpectedly finds. It is this vulnerability, and her extraordinary writing, that draws you in and helps you to really believe that sobriety could actually be not only an option, but a far superior lifestyle than a booze-fuelledContinue reading “Book review: The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober – Catherine Gray”
In fact, sparkling wine is so synonymous with good times that I would often use the champagne bottle emoji when sending a congratulatory text.
Taking a month-long break from drinking has become so popular that we can now refer to periods on the calendar with sober-related puns – Febfast, Dry July and Octsober.If you are planning to take a break from the booze but don’t want to spend the month hibernating in front of the television and declining allContinue reading “Three tips to enjoy an alcohol-free month”
Reaching milestones has always been a way to keep myself motivated so hitting goals of number of days and weeks of not drinking has helped to encourage me to keep going. By 50 days AF (alcohol free) I was getting into the swing of things. I had faced a few hurdles and felt my mindsetContinue reading “Fifty days without a drink – three benefits”