#SoberOctober Day 1 – Stop Drinking

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The hardest drink is always the last, especially when you know it’s going to be your last. Deciding is easy, taking action is hard. Deciding to finally put down the bottle, pour out the remainder and strap in for abstinence can be the hardest decision you make. If you are like me, and you decided to begin your sobriety journey on a set date, then it can be hard to draw a line in the sand for yourself. Do you need to stop drinking on September 30th before midnight? Or will waking up with a hangover on Oct 1st from staying out too late going to help you kick the habit with a throbbing headache? This is your journey, so hopefully you’ve already had your last drink hours ago.

Some ways to keep it as your last drink:

  • If there’s any booze left in your house, toss it or give it away
  • Eat food, drink water and get some exercise
  • Treat yourself

Why? Well you want to do all of the following things to help keep you from breaking your streak: Get rid of temptation, nourish your body, and stay sane. Quitting alcohol is a big step, don’t make it harder than it has to be. If all else fails, remind yourself that you don’t have to quit drinking forever, you just need to prevent yourself from drinking until the end of the day. Then you can go to sleep, wake up refreshed tomorrow and scratch “Day 1” off your calendar and start it all again with Day 2.

Looking for more resources on how to quit drinking? Read more:

So you’ve decided to quit drinking – http://stopdrinking.solutions/2017/07/10/so-youve-decided-to-quit-drinking-stop-drinking-solutions/

What is alcohol doing to your body? – http://stopdrinking.solutions/2018/01/31/what-is-alcohol-doing-to-your-body/

3 signs you have a problem with alcohol – http://stopdrinking.solutions/2018/03/20/3-sign-you-have-a-problem-with-alcohol/

Are you afraid of 9am? – http://stopdrinking.solutions/2018/03/27/are-you-afraid-of-9am/

Where are you in your sobriety journey? – http://stopdrinking.solutions/2018/05/15/where-are-you-in-your-journey/

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