When it comes to ditching alcohol, there are so many obvious benefits.
For example – waking up hangover-free. Saving money. Having more time. Looking less bloated. A lighter recycling bin.
Those benefits are GREAT! But to be honest, they’re just the tip of the iceberg.
Underneath that obvious stuff is a whole other layer of subtle, almost-invisible benefits, that are just as powerful.
I explain all in today’s video…
It’s easy to fall into the trap of talking just about the obvious benefits of sobriety. We can clearly see the money you’re saving by not buying alcohol. We can see you actually making it to your yoga class or going out for a run. We can see how empty your recycling bin is. The visible, obvious plus sides are great… but underneath those is a whole other layer of subtle, almost-invisible benefits. These are just as powerful – if not more so!
Courage: In the video, I tell the story of my client Sharon, who finally found the courage to tell her boss that her workload was unsustainable. When she was drinking, she didn’t trust her instincts on this, and thought she was probably to blame for being too slow.
Connection: Then there’s Lynne, who’s just finished my Getting Unstuck course and can now answer the phone in the evenings to talk to her grown-up children. She’d avoided their calls before, in case they could tell she’d been drinking.
Focus: For me, one of the surprising, invisible benefits of sobriety was the ability to be fully present and focused on the people around me when I went out. Before, I would only ever be half listening to the conversation because I’d also be thinking about my next drink.
What about you?
Whether you’ve quit drinking already or you’re considering the idea, I bet there’s something that springs to mind here. Perhaps you struggle to look people in the eye when you’ve been drinking? Or you’re tired of scanning your phone for messages you’d forgotten you’d even sent?
Let me know in the comments about the subtle and invisible benefits of sobriety that you’ve noticed… or the things you’re excited about changing. I’ve just shared a handful of examples here, so I’d love to hear yours.