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Earlier this week I celebrated (with glass of kombucha ) one year of being alcohol free
When people ask me why I decided to stop drinking, my answer changes depending on the day
The benefits are many - from calmer Monday mornings to more energetic Saturdays - from less hungover grumpiness, to more time for meditation
Yes there have certainly been moments when I’ve wanted to escape my own brain as I did so often before - using wine to quiet the voice in my head, and numb myself from having to feel
But I’ve realised that by numbing we don’t get to side step the feeling - we only delay it. Feelings want to be felt
So sans booze I’m being challenged to feel it all - to go through the emotions rather than side stepping them. It’s really annoyingI’ve cried more on the last year than ever beforeI’ve punched pillowsbut it feels so right
It might not be for everyone but if you’re curious about living alcohol free - know that’s it’s possible! Life doesn’t end! It might just get better. One door closes and many others open up. Connect with others who are doing the same. Go for brunches over boozy nights out. Head to Meet-up and Eventbrite to find sober events, sharing circles, cacao ceremonies, or morning raves. There are plenty of ways to still find your thrills without drinking
Some of my favourite sober people to follow motherheart laurievmcallister mindful_mixers unexpectedjoyof .
Now, should I go sober raving in Ibiza tonight?! Ha.