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, that’s not really me.
I hated the uncertainty of sobriety, especially in the early days.
There were so many unknowns, so many questions, so many fears. For a long time I didn’t really give alcohol-free living a proper chance.
If you’re struggling to commit to sobriety for the same reasons, this week’s video might be the pep talk you didn’t realise you needed.
Facing the unknown
When it comes to sobriety, there are so many unknowns. You don’t know if you can do it and you don’t really know what life will be like without booze. Your brain will hate the uncertainty of it all and try to convince you not to bother.
In other areas of life, we regularly step out of our comfort zone and face uncertainty. We might not like it, but we accept that we need to do it. A great example of this is happening right now, with the start of a new school year and all the fear that brings.
Giving it a chance
If your child comes home after their first day at school and doesn’t want to go back, what do you do? You don’t pull them out of school, right? You’re able to see the bigger picture. You know things will settle down, but it might take time. It’s the same with sobriety.
If your child was struggling at school, how long would you persevere in the same school with them? Half a term? A whole term? Longer? If you got a huge new job, how long would you give that before deciding what you thought about it? Sobriety deserves the same opportunity in your life.
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