Millie’s Sober Spring hacks - Week Fourteen

Millie Gooch | June 2024 | 7 minutes

Millie Gooch brings another of her mid-week instalments to help you explore the sober lifestyle to the max.

Sad times! Sober Spring has come to an end, but what a fantastic journey it’s been! But I don’t plan to abandon you, cause now it's time to think about how to keep that momentum going. Transitioning back (if you want to) doesn’t have to be daunting—with the right mindset and a few helpful tips, you can maintain the positive changes you've made. Here’s some advice to help you move forward mindfully and keep up the great work you’ve started. Let’s keep the good alcohol-free vibes rolling.

1. Celebrate Your Success

First off, take a moment to celebrate your success. Reflect on how far you’ve come and the positive changes you’ve noticed over the past few months. Maybe you’re sleeping better, feeling more energetic, or even saving some cash. Celebrating your achievements can boost your motivation to continue making mindful choices about alcohol. Treat yourself to something special—maybe a nice meal, a new book, or a fun outing.

2. Keep Track of Your Drinking

If you’re transitioning back, it’s a great idea to keep track of your drinking. You don’t have to be super strict, but just noting down how much you’re drinking and how often can help you stay aware and in control. There are plenty of apps out there like Try Dry® that make this easy and even a bit fun. Keeping a log can help you identify any patterns and adjust as needed to maintain that balance.

3. Set Boundaries and Stick to Them

Setting boundaries is key. This could mean setting a limit on the number of drinks you have in a night or choosing not to drink on certain days. Also, let your friends and family know about your goals so they can support you. It’s easier to stay mindful when you have a plan and a supportive crew cheering you on.

Remember to Come Back in January!

And don’t forget, Dry January® is right around the corner. Mark your calendar and plan to join in again. It’s a great way to reset after the holidays and start the new year on a healthy note. Plus, you’ll be joining a community of people all working towards the same goal, which can be super motivating and supportive. Remember, it’s all about progress, not perfection. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be well on your way to a healthier, more mindful relationship with alcohol. Cheers to you and your journey!

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