Ah, day one of sobriety. The thought of day one can be both terrifying and exciting. You want to get there, get through it, move past it but yet you still find yourself on the sidelines, wishing hoping, wanting. Day one seems scary to you and brings up many thoughts feelings and emotions, not all of them good. Maybe even day one seems so impossible to reach that you just can’t bring yourself to try.
So often we build up day one in our heads to be this huge, terrifying, unknown, pivotal moment in our lives and it’s all we can think about. We worry about it, over think it, plan for it then run away from it. We might even talk ourselves out of it and maybe even secretly hope something will happen to take the decision away from us (I know I did.)
The common problem with day one is while we want it – and we really do, we think that we’re not strong enough, that we can’t do it. Even worse we project all of our fears about living alcohol-free onto this one single day. This one day has such pressure surrounding it and even the mere thought of day one can make us think of failure – and that’s even before we start!
In reality, day one is usually vastly different from what we think it will be. All the fears and worst possible scenarios just don’t happen and if they do, well you are far more capable at dealing with them than you give yourself credit for. You are stronger than you think and in this episode I’m going to give you a massive boost of confidence so you can get to where you want to be without the inner turmoil that’s been keeping you stuck.
In this episode
I share some common worries around day one of sobriety and how they stop you from even getting there
Why day one is different for everyone and different ways you can approach this wonderful milestone in your life.
An easy way to get past your fears around day one and why getting support before you even start will make the whole process feel that little bit better.
How to reframe your thoughts and make your day one work for you, so you feel inspired and excited instead of scared and alone.