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scared and uncertain new-min
Staying Committed When You Feel Scared And Uncertain
I know it’s cool these days to be all, “Feel the fear! Push through your comfort zone! You can DO IT!” But to be honest, it's not really me. It was the uncertainty of sobriety that I hated the most, in the beginning. There were so many unknowns...
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friends new-min
Not Drinking? Don't Worry - You'll Fit Right In
Before I quit drinking, one of my biggest concerns was the reaction I might get from other people. I imagined walking into a bar, ordering a non-alcoholic drink, and the entire place going quiet as people turned in shock. Fortunately...
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said I wouldn't new-min
Why Do I Keep Drinking When I Said I Wouldn’t?
When I was trying (and failing) to quit drinking, I always had a lot of angry questions for myself the morning after. Questions like: Why on earth did I do that? Why do I keep drinking when I said I wouldn’t? It didn’t make sense and yet...
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too hard new-min
If Quitting Drinking Feels Too Hard, Try This
“This is too hard for me.” When I was struggling to quit drinking, I said this so often it almost became a mantra. But back then, alcohol-free living really did feel like an impossible task to me. If you’re feeling the same way, try this...
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numbing out new-min
Numbing Out From Life's Simple Pleasures
If you’re drinking to take the edge off the day, you’re not just numbing out from the stuff you’re trying to avoid. You end up taking the shine off a lot of the good stuff too. So you numb the lows and the highs, which means missing out on...
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stealing joy new-min
Alcohol Is Stealing Genuine Joy From Your Life
All you’re doing is looking forward to your next glass of wine. Perhaps you’re half way through a bottle? Or staring into an empty glass and pondering another? You’re distracted, so you don’t realise a robbery is taking place...
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Not-Missing-Out-Main-min
You’re Not Missing Out: Sober Holiday Myths
At this time of year I often hear from people worried they’ll be missing out if they stay sober on holiday. They can’t imagine skipping cocktails by the pool or saying no to wine with their evening meal. When you're feeling this way...
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Free-Drinks-Main-min-2
How To Say No To Free Drinks (Without Feeling Deprived)
You’re trying really hard to be good when, out of nowhere, you're offered a free drink. Whether it's on holiday, at a party or a work conference, turning down free drinks can be extra tough. So how do you say no, without feeling deprived?
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Not Ready Main (1)-min
“I Don’t Feel Ready To Take A Break From Booze.”
Do you keep thinking about taking a break from booze? Maybe you’ve been dabbling with sobriety for a while… You spend a lot of time worrying about your drinking and contemplating quitting, but you just don’t feel ready yet.
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