My American friends will be celebrating Thanksgiving later this week.
It got me thinking about gratitude and the important role it plays in sobriety.
Alcohol-free living is a mindset game, and it makes such a difference when your focus is on what’s going well.
We all tend to have a negativity bias, and when we’re working on something challenging (like quitting drinking) it’s easy to focus on what’s not going so great.
If you know you have a tendency to overlook the positives (I’m definitely guilty of this 🙋♀️) then keep reading!
No matter where you are on your alcohol-free journey, I’d like you to finish this sentence:
“Because I was sober today…”
I asked the students on my Getting Unstuck course to answer this same question. They had some lovely answers:
Because I was sober today…
“… I had the patience to read to my kids at bedtime without thinking about my glass of wine downstairs.” Marianne
“… I went to the gym without that sick feeling.” Rosaleen
“… I meditated in the morning and then went to a SoulCycle class.” Michele
“… I got out of the house with the boys on time to get them to the childminders and nursery. And I spontaneously did a good deed for a friend before 9am.” Ellie
“… I absolutely know that any feelings I have are true and genuine, and have nothing to do with underlying guilt, shame and anger about drinking.” Ally
“… I woke early and had coffee in bed with my husband as we chatted.” Linda
“… I was able to truly enjoy the company of my grandchildren.” Debra
“… I got through a massive day at work where my boss flew in to test us all. I stood up to him, clear-headed and bright eyed instead of trying to avoid him.” Clare
Now it’s your turn…
In the comments below, finish the sentence, “Because I was sober today…”
It doesn’t matter whether you’re on Day 1 or Day 1000. I know sobriety will be making a difference to your life, and I’d love to hear about it. Let me know below👇
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