5 Annoying Things That Happen When You Quit Drinking

Deciding to quit drinking is one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. Initially, my plan was just to take a break for 100 days, but five and a half years later I’ve never looked back! I decided to stick with sobriety because I felt so…

“Drinking Is My Reward At The End Of A Long Day.”

Work is over. Dinner is made. The kids are in bed. You finally have some time to yourself and you deserve a reward, right? When wine is your ‘me time’ the thought of quitting drinking can feel very depriving. So how can we change…

Trick Or Treat? Stop Making Alcohol So Special

We often describe alcohol as a treat. “It’s been a long day… I’m going to treat myself to some nice wine.” “Let’s get another bottle, we deserve a treat.” The language that we use around alcohol is really important. When you’re…

Do I Need To Quit Drinking? 6 Surprising Signs

How do you know when it’s time to quit drinking or take a break from booze? I used to google this topic endlessly. Because I wasn’t a rock bottom drinker, I was never sure if I was overreacting or not. But there are always clues…

How Long Have You Been Worrying About Your Drinking?

How long have you been worrying about your drinking? Can you remember the first time you thought, “Ok, perhaps I should do something about this?” It might be further back than you think. This kind of information is…

I Want To Quit But My Partner Still Drinks

“I want to quit drinking, but my partner won’t stop… and I don’t think I can do it without their support.” I know it can feel hard when you’re thinking about going alcohol free, but your other half has no plans to stop. So how do you navigate…

3 Mindset Mistakes That Make Sobriety Harder

September’s nearly here and that back-to-school feeling is in the air. If you’ve been drinking more than you planned to over the past few months, now is as good a time as any to turn over a new leaf and get back on track. In today’s…

Will Alcohol Free Living Ever Feel Normal And Lovely?

Will sobriety ever feel normal? When will this get easier? Am I always going to miss alcohol? These questions used to bounce around my head on repeat. When you first quit – or you’re thinking about stopping drinking – everything…

Are You Romanticising Sobriety Enough?

When I was trying (and failing) to quit drinking, I spent a lot of time romanticising alcohol. I’d mentally replay all the good moments I’d had whilst drinking. I’d torture myself with thoughts of all the things I was going to miss. I talked about…

Do You Genuinely Like The Feeling Of Being Drunk?

Do you genuinely like the feeling of being drunk? I know it seems a strange thing to ask. Back in my drinking days, I would’ve rolled my eyes at this. Of course I liked it! But to be honest, I never stopped to think about the physical sensation…

3 Questions To Ask Before You Drink On Your Next Trip

Travel and drinking used to go hand in hand for me. It didn’t matter whether I was going on a weekend break, a camping trip or lying by a pool somewhere – I couldn’t imagine not drinking. Without booze, I was sure I’d miss out on…

How To Survive Summer Parties And Boozy BBQs

I used to love going to boozy BBQs and picnics – they were the perfect excuse to day drink. The warm weather made me crave alcohol and the idea of watching the sun go down, stone cold sober, seemed unthinkable. So when I quit…