Sobriety : 9 Awesome Ways To Change My Life In 9 Sober Months
Probably the hardest moment for any person who is constant of alcohol and is oriented towards alcohol and drug addiction. The journey of sobriety starts when a person has to reflect on getting rid of the addiction that has chained him/her for the longest time. Deciding to live a sober life while leaving behind the life of partying and being drunk may itself be the most stressful challenge an addict has to go through.
The heart and mind begin their usual tussle for having to choose between the luxurious life of drinking and its alternative- being sober. This may indeed be the weakest point in every alcoholic’s life when one side of the personality keeps pushing the person to pursue the old life immersed in alcohol and drugs, replaying the memories of indulgence and chanting the words “Sobriety is boring” that often results in relapse despite the best efforts of the person to keep up with the new life of getting sober.
Many addicts do not even try to take the first step in this direction out of fear and a sheer belief in their likelihood of stumbling back. However, a little commitment and a good will power are all that is needed from the individual who at least acknowledges the drawbacks of alcoholism.
You are living a sober life- what it does for you?
How long does it take to get sober? – Is a question that strikes the minds of many people before even proceeding to adopt such a lifestyle. The newness and awkwardness of sobriety do not outweigh the rewarding nature of a sober life. You will be amazed once you discover ways to get sober which will empower you to live a better life.
Giving, up on alcohol and drugs is not the only perk sober life brings to me, but it works wonders for one’s personality and lifestyle in so many ways. Here are the few things that may encourage you to change your perception about sober life as merely boring and dull.
Ask any alcoholic, and you will find that alcohol has been not only toxic to his health but also his personal and professional relationships. We see it every day how one alcoholic person damages the whole family structure resulting in dysfunctional families which in turn negatively affects the personality and minds of the children especially. By being sober, I can maintain healthy family lives, offering my children, spouse, and relatives a safe home free of toxic, uncontrolled behavior leading to a happy family.
The Glow Returns:
Many people have admitted how they have found themselves more healthy, radiant, beautiful and glowing after giving up on alcohol. Scientifically, it is of course right! Once toxins are out of your body, your health improves, and the skin clears up with minimized dark circles, fewer wrinkles and a perfect youthful complexion, rewinding your age to 10 years or so. Who does not want such a lifestyle?
Self-Awareness And Self-Esteem Takes Hold Of Your Life:
Once I was given up on alcoholism, I began the process of self-recognition realizing my own mental and physical capabilities. It, in turn, builds up confidence and greater esteem in my self (which previously was halted by over addiction to alcohol and toxins) leading me to discover my hidden potentials. Being sober is thus a wonderful way to get in touch with yourself.
Enhancement Of Daily Productivity:
Getting sober gradually improved my productivity and time management. Where once the time and life were being wasted in partying, making drinks, drinking, hangovers and useless thoughts of where and with whom to party, the time can be better utilized in productive daily activities and better working on myself and benefiting others.
There are 1000 ways to save money, however, wasting money on alcohol, drinks, and drugs bring nothing but shame and harm to oneself. The expensive drinking does not even pay back or made one progress in my life, therefore, cutting on the expenses of alcohol saved a lot of my money being spent on worthless things. Many people tend to donate the money to charity they used to spend lavishly on liquor, to amplify personal growth.
Life is taken seriously:
When once life was being wasted and taken for granted, getting sober made me take my life seriously thus life became worthy and more fun.
Boost Your Immune System And Brain:
Alcohol makes you feel tidy and forget things in the present moment. With more and more control over yourself and your immune system and your brain memory also improves and functions better.
Leading a sober life is the only way to earn respect from others instead of being taunted, be feared and being in bad books of other people by drinking and indulging in not so sober ways.
Helping Others In Need:
By getting sober, I became a positive role model for other addicts around me, inspiring in them the same quest for self-love and recognition and motivating ways to direct them towards how to stay sober.
Thus my life changed completely once I decided to be sober. If you or your loved one is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction don’t wait for the right time. Life is so beautiful don’t need to waste it on addiction.