🦇Sober October - Week 2
Say bye bye bye to the BOOze
How has your Sober October been? If you’re just starting out on your AF journey, congrats! You won’t regret it.
If you’ve been going strong for a while now - Go you!
Either way, I think you’re pretty cool. 😊
AF tip of the week
I’m sure this isn’t the first time you’ve heard that phrase.
“One day at a time” is a common saying among those who quit drinking. And there’s a reason for that. It works.
When starting a new habit, thinking about small chunks of time is much easier than the F-word.
Thinking about one day at a time was helpful for me initially. I was really worried about the wedding I had the following summer. I was nervous about holidays and barbeques that were nowhere close to the current time. I was worried about social events that weren’t even planned yet. 😵💫
I needed to realize that by the time those events came, I’d have SO MUCH AF time under my belt. I’d have AF-tools to use as needed and be much more prepared to take on those events.
So taking it one day at a time was a great way for me to stay in the present moment.
Now that I’m almost 5 years AF (in February, I round up), I no longer need to think one day at a time. I know that forever is my plan, more on that next week! Stay tuned.
What’s up? + a picture
If you’re new here - I’m a mom of a six-year-old boy. And I love him A LOT.
So much so that I gave up my one day off last week to keep him home from school.
Just kidding, he was sick.
At first, I was frustrated about it. I have limited time to work on my projects, and I’m getting busier by the day - not a bad problem to have. 😎 But then I realized I could only control so much. I had to give him the attention he needed (a lot), and I had to put my mom-life first and my writer-life second.
Guess what? It all worked out. I still hopped on the calls I needed to and finished my assignments ahead of schedule.
I’m not sure where I’m going here but just know that as long as you try your hardest, whatever you do - you’re doing the best you can. ❤️
What Can You Drink Instead of Alcohol During Sober October? [Verywell Health]
Sober October: Mocktail recipes to help you go alcohol-free for the month [Southern Kitchen]
7 Best TED Talks About Sobriety and Addiction [Avalon Recovery Society]
Things I like (with links)
Mocktail Club | use code: BLAIR15 for 15% off
Gruvi | use code: RELATABLEAF10 for 10% off first-time purchases
Curious Elixirs | use code: SHARP22 for $10 off $50
Recess | use code: RelatableAF for 15% off
NOPE | use code: RELATABLEAF for 20% off 2 or more 4-packs
Smart Sweets | use code: SOBRIETYACTIVIST10 for 10% off $30