Struggling time after time to get sober is a battle within itself. Feeling your feelings without the help of alcohol only makes it worse. Sometimes making it not worth it to sober up for good.
But, coming from someone who did finally quit over three years ago, I can tell you it is. And then some. You get to be an active participant in your life rather than watching life just whiz right by you.
You become an upgraded version of you- one who actually enjoys waking up in the morning and looking forward to conquering your days. Not to mention, remembering what you did the night before with a clear head acts as a huge motivational factor.
Not only do you feel your emotions on an amplified level, but they’re ten times better. Things that you never knew could happen for you actually start to become your life. Your life becomes a living reality rather then a nightmare.
But, that’s not why we’re here today. Today is dedicated to you getting to the first step of sobriety. The beginning of your brand new life; a brand new you.
Maybe you’ve tried ten times to say sayonara to the booze or maybe you’ve attempted 100 times. Whatever the count is makes no difference. What counts is your willingness and determination to quit drinking. And sometimes that may not even be enough.
When you can’t seem to see the light at the end of the tunnel, you’re blinded by the abyss of your own darkness. It doesn’t have to be that way anymore.
If you find yourself attempting to constantly quit drinking, and start to question if you’re an aberration because you keep relapsing, then this is definitely for you.
Today, you can start to implement one minor action step to drastically alter the course of your life.
You can start to visualize what you want your life to look like by creating a sobriety board. I’m sure you’ve heard of a vision board so this is the same concept with the exception that this is solely dedicated to your sobriety.
It’s so simple to create one and it’s free, which is always better. The added bonus is that it occupies a couple of hours of your time which isn’t too much but it’s also just enough time to keep you away from the booze.
Before your brush this off and resist that this may not be for you, keep reading. Our conscious mind is operating at 5% of the time whereas our subconscious mind is working overtime at 95% of the time. Our conscious mind is the creative mind and our subconscious mind is the habit mind. What we’re going to do is bridge the gap between both minds by using our creativity to establish new habits.
Telling yourself that you’re going to quit tomorrow only for tomorrow to arrive and it’s the same old song and dance is because you’re operating from your conscious mind. Because your subconscious mind doesn’t believe this, you perpetuate the same self-tortuous cycle. There’s no reason why it has to be that way anymore.
I’m not proclaiming that the sobriety board has a cure for any addiction, but it will get you towards the route to recovery if you give it time and stay determined with enthusiasm that you can get sober. Positive thoughts aren’t just a fad; they’re a must if you want to ensure success in your journey of recovery.
Let’s get started…
First and foremost, I’m stating the obvious by saying this, but do this when you’re sober. Being inebriated won’t help you keep up with the momentum of your sobriety. Enough said.
Second- put some thought into how you want your life to look like as a sober. Not what you don’t want. Putting what you want will only reaffirm your commitment to yourself towards sobriety. By placing on the sobriety board what you don’t want, you will actually attract more of what you don’t want. That’s because the Universe doesn’t acknowledge words like no, can’t, won’t, don’t, do not want, etc. In other words, positivity is the only language that the Divine speaks. Getting fluent in this will help you with your sobriety board and your life.
Third- Place pictures of anything that fancies your taste on the board. It can be quotes of motivation or inspiration, the dream vacation that you’ve never taken, pictures of your kids and/or pets, pictures of hobbies that you’ve been wanting to pick up but never did. Whatever is going to inspire you and bring you joy, put it on the board.
Once everything is to your liking and placed on the sobriety board, have the board where you will always see it. Preferably somewhere in your bedroom so you can see it first thing in the morning. Also taking a picture of your board and using it as a wallpaper on your phone will help you. If you see it before you even get out of bed and are constantly seeing it on your phone, then you’ll be reprogramming your subconscious mind. Remember, it’s the habit mind. If you consistently see the board with the intention of getting sober, you’ll get yourself more motivated for your brand new life.
Remain in a good mood while you’re making your board. Our thoughts create energies which in turn becomes our realities. So, if you’re begrudgingly cutting the pictures and pasting them onto the board, chances are that your manifestation won’t come to fruition with ease. However, if you remain upbeat and optimistic while creating your sober board, then this will come towards you with grace.
Last but not least, have fun doing this! Take your time and enjoy the moment.
Alrighty, there you have it. A super simple and effective way to get you into the right mindset and start slaying those demons of yours. Remember, this isn’t a cure to the addiction- merely an action to take towards the road to recovery. This can work for you if you allow it to.
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