Hey everyone. I’m privileged to be going to speak to a group of people in their early sobriety. Topic is how to help them set some positive goal to get through their day sober.
I am interested in hearing what you have done to get you through the day sober.
go to a meeting
call a sober friend
help someone in need…etc…
Help would be appreciated as I want to demonstrate that they too have a whole lot of activities to choose from before they have to go back to their old habit of starting to drink…thanks in advance
I make a to-do list each morning which includes everything from journaling to washing the dishes to, my new hobby, gardening.
It helps me stay on track.
Staying away from ‘slippery places or people’. For me, this meant taking an entirely different route to get to the grocery store in my small town just to avoid the LCBO.
Having meeting with my addictions counsellor.
Going to AA meetings.
Reading AA literature.
Spending quality time with my son and family.
Just a to name a few things I do…
I work at local hotel head gardener was busy today planting out and weeding wedding on this afternoon so place looking good , bought new ride on tractor , spoke to one of my sponsorees this evening my wife working till 10 pm so getting her supper ready for her taped her fav soaps so she can watch when she gets in .Planning tomoro early meeting then off for weekend with wife up to Loch Lomond few days
Early days was definitely reminding myself not to be so hard on myself. Letting myself feel and get better. I have cirrhosis so it was an all around mental and complete physical transformation that needed to happen.
Eating whatever my body craved in the beginning was a big one-if your body craves the sugar, let it have it.
Lots of sleep, plenty of Starbucks, journaling, exercising (light), counseling, IOP, sleep hygiene, not craving alone, playing the tape forward; building a support system I could trust.
Learning to trust myself again was the hardest…biggest thing is to give yourself time to heal. This is a long long process and we are very fragile in the beginning. Make sure to do plenty of self care. Saying good morning I love you in the mirror (even if at first you don’t mean it) really helps!
Best of luck and so happy to hear your doing this!