Updated: Mar 20
Elsie has been sober curious for a while now, she has re
ad lots of books on the subject of alcohol, and she has subscribed to several blogs.
Elsie is at stage four of the process.
Situation: Engaging in her sober life
Sober Goal: Original goal was to quit for 28 days now her goal is to keep going, she feels great.
Why: Elsie has been sober curious for a while, she challenged herself and hoped it would increase her energy and her zest for life. She made no plan to quit forever and has been relaxed enough to trust the process.
Her beliefs have changed, and she no longer needs alcohol in her life.
She looks after her mental health; she knows the benefits; she is self-aware. Her curious nature encourages her to try new things without a guarantee they will work.
She enjoys holistic therapies, she walks a lot, loves going on bike rides and morning yoga classes. She loves a glass of red wine but feels the effect for a few days if she has more than one. She gave up her daily wine habit six weeks ago to see if her energy would increase. It has, and she is starting to feel better about herself, she is finding it much more comfortable now.
Since she 'came out' on social media about the sober challenge, she has been amazed at the support she has received. People congratulate her on her MASSIVE achievement, and although she agrees, she is suddenly starting to find it very easy.
Elsie has enjoyed learning about the sober process and has found it fascinating to know so much about herself too. She's completed the activities in the programme. The vision board activity inspired her to start a creative writing course in the evenings, which is excellent as it helps her to relax. (This is something she has wanted to do for YEARS)
Doing something just for her makes her feel better.
She has been waiting for someone else to make her happy when she could do it herself all along. She doesn't enjoy drama and gossip or getting involved in other peoples lives, she likes to isolate herself, and she loves her own company. She doesn't see that as a bad thing now. She dreams of travelling, and as the weeks go by, she feels more accepting of herself, more positive and more in control of her life.
Learn more about The Sober goals Programme HERE