Sobriety: The New Way to Brag About Your Lack of a Social Life
Sobriety and mental health, huh?
You know what they say, quitting alcohol is like trying to change a tire while driving down the highway — a bit of a challenge, but definitely doable.
Just kidding, nobody says that.
So let’s dive into the science of sobriety, because facts are the backbone of any argument, you know what I mean?
Your brain undergoes significant changes when you’re trying to quit alcohol.
It’s adapting to the lack of substance and that can lead to some pretty intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
But here’s the thing, your brain is resilient, and with time and effort, it’ll return to a more balanced state.
And lot’s of times it advances to an even better state.
It’s not like you’ll be craving alcohol forever.
I mean, if only the side-effect was a craving for more water, right?
And let’s not forget the other important pieces of the puzzle — mindfulness training, therapy, exercise, and healthy eating.
They’ve all been shown to have positive effects on mental health, and if you’re already taking care of your sobriety, why not improve your mental health too?
It’s like a double win.
Sobriety is about regaining control over your life and finding deeper meaning in things outside of your substance of choice.
It’s not about giving up all your favorite activities, but finding new ones that bring joy and fulfillment.
Let’s be honest, it’s easier to start something new than it is to stop something old.
And here’s the good news — focusing on your happiness dramatically increases your chances of long-term sobriety.
Happy people don’t consider sacrificing their peace and joy with a poison.
Now, abstaining from drugs and alcohol is just the first step.
It’s about discovering what makes you happy and making it a part of your life.
So, what about all the societal pressure to drink?
Closed-minded individuals who haven’t discovered true personal growth encourage toxic behavior, but don’t let them hold you back.
There’s a whole world of opportunity waiting for you to explore it, and you’re in charge of your life.
Quitting alcohol isn’t always easy, but it’s not impossible either.
Remember, every single person that ever reached and maintained sobriety was convinced it was impossible in the beginning.
That’s just the alcohol attempting to convince you that you aren’t strong enough without it.
Drinking less is a step in the direction of a better, healthier life.
And when you take care of yourself, both your sobriety and mental health will improve.
It’s a win-win situation, because think about it, life is too short to not allow yourself to live.
-Kohdi | Beyond Sober