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Navigating Sober Holidays: A Guide to Overcoming Stressful Temptations

12-08-2023 08:40 AM CET | Health & Medicine

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Navigating Sober Holidays: A Guide to Overcoming Stressful

As we gear up for the holiday season, We wanted to dive into a topic that hits close to home - staying sober during this festive time. I know, I know, the holidays can be stressful, but we're all about supporting each other, right?

For those on the journey to sobriety, the holiday season can bring its unique set of challenges. Between family gatherings, office parties, and the general hustle and bustle, the temptation to indulge in a drink or two might be lurking around the corner. So, how do we tackle this and come out victorious?

1. Arm Yourself with a Game Plan 🗺️: Think of your sobriety as a well-thought-out battle strategy. Plan ahead for events where alcohol might be present. Bring your favorite non-alcoholic beverages and have a buddy system in place. Remember, preparation is the key to success!

2. Find Your Support Squad 🤝: Reach out to your support network. Whether it's friends, family, or fellow warriors on the journey to sobriety, surround yourself with people who uplift and understand your goals. Having a buddy to lean on during those challenging moments can make all the difference.

3. Practice Mindful Moments 🧘: The holidays can be a whirlwind, but it's crucial to take a step back and center yourself. Incorporate mindfulness practices into your routine - whether it's deep breathing, meditation, or a quick walk in nature. These moments can be powerful tools in overcoming stress and avoiding the pull of substances.

4. Create New Traditions 🎉: Why not shake things up a bit? Instead of focusing on traditional activities that involve alcohol, create new, sober-friendly traditions. Host a game night, organize a holiday movie marathon, or embark on a winter adventure. The possibilities are endless, and you'll be making memories without the need for substances. Not to mention that there are so many yummy alternatives that still evoke the memories of the season like hot cocoa, apple cider, eggnog or even peppermint coffee.

5. Embrace the Power of Saying "No" 🙅‍♀️: It's okay to decline invitations or skip events that may jeopardize your journey. Your well-being is the priority, and saying "no" doesn't make you any less awesome. Remember, you're in control of your choices, and prioritizing your sobriety is something to be proud of.

So, there you have it - a little guide to navigate the holiday season with your sobriety intact. Let's support each other through this, and remember, you've got the power to make choices that align with your goals. Cheers to a sober and sensational holiday season! ✨

From your friends at Learn to Live Recovery

#SoberHolidays #StaySober #youvegotthis #strongertogether #mindset #soberliving

Glance Creative
7501 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105

Learn to Live Recovery guides their residents to not only survive sobriety but shows you can live a much more fulfilling life sober.

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