Motivation to get sober can seem rather daunting…I know because I’ve been there myself.
Struggling time after time to get sober is a battle in of itself. Feeling your feelings without the help of alcohol only makes it worse. Sometimes making it not worth it to sober up for good.
Coming from someone who quit over three years ago, I can tell you that sobriety is so worth it. You get to be an active participant in your life rather than watching life whiz right by you.
You become an upgraded version of you. A person who actually enjoys waking up in the mornings while looking forward to conquering your days. Not to mention, remembering what you did the night before because you have 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 come into your life. Your life becomes a living reality rather than a nightmare.
But, that’s not why we’re here today. Today is dedicated to you getting to the first step of your sobriety journey. The beginning of a brand new life; a brand new you. All you need is a little motivation to get sober.
Maybe you’ve tried ten times to say sayonara to the booze or maybe you’ve attempted it 100 times. Whatever the count is makes no difference. What counts is your willingness and determination to quit drinking. Sometimes that may not even be enough. What you need is the impetus to give you a push in the right direction.
If 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. At least it won’t be with this super fun tip to get your creative juices flowing.
When you find yourself attempting to constantly quit drinking, that you start to question if you’re an aberration because you keep relapsing, this is definitely the motivation you need to get sober.
You can implement one minor action step to drastically alter the course of your life.
Start with visualizing what you want your life to look like by creating a sobriety board. I’m sure you’ve heard of a vision board. 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 only occupies a couple of hours of your time. It’s not too much time 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 while our subconscious mind is the habit mind. What we’re going to do is bridge the gap between both minds with our creativity to establish new habits.
I’ll give you an example. Postponing your sobriety for the next day to find yourself repeating the same habits is because you’re operating from your conscious mind. Your subconscious mind doesn’t believe that you can quit drinking so you keep perpetuating the same self-tortuous cycle.
That’s your subconscious mind at work because it’s the dominant mind. Which means all you have to do is change your habits to create a new lifestyle.
A sobriety board can be the motivation you need to get sober.
I’m not proclaiming that a sobriety board is the cure for any addiction. What I’m saying is that it will help you on the road to recovery if you give it time. Stay determined with enthusiasm to get sober.
Positive thoughts aren’t just the fad du jour; they’re a need if you want to ensure success in your journey of sobriety.
Let’s get started, shall we?
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.
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.
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, that’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 reality.
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.
Fourth and last step
Have fun doing this! Take your time and enjoy the moment. Relish in all the good you have in your life.
Alrighty, there you have it. Some motivation to get sober with a super simple and effective tip. It’ll get you in the right mindset to 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.
If you know anyone that can benefit from this, be sure to share it with them.
See ya soon.
In the meantime, stay zenspied!