If you have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol and you haven’t stopped drinking yet, there are lots of reasons why signing up for Go Sober for October makes sense:
It’s a good kickstart. If you have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol and have been toying with the idea of stopping drinking but haven’t actually managed to commit to it yet then signing up for the October challenge and getting sponsored to do it is a good motivator.
It’s only 31 days. Having a time-limited challenge can be easier to deal with mentally than thinking you’re never going to drink again. A month is more manageable than forever. If you discover that your life is infinitely better alcohol-free and you decide you want to stick with it, you can always create a new target to aim for.
You’re not on your own. Instead of worrying about what people might think, instead of feeling paranoid that people might wonder if you have a “problem”, you can legitimately and confidently say no to alcohol because you’re being sponsored to do it. There will be a wave of other people all doing the same thing at the same time that you can join forces with. You can feel connected and supported.
The focus isn’t on your drinking. The point of Go Sober for October is to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Charity and so that’s where the focus is. There’s no stigma attached – you’re doing something good for other people. This in itself is motivating and helps you to keep going.
You’ll be raising money for an amazing charity and will be helping people living with cancer. You can visit the Go Sober for October and Macmillan Cancer websites and see how much work they do and where your money goes, from giving support and information to those living with cancer to cancer research and education. You’ll become a sober-hero!
If you’re uncertain about how healthy your relationship with alcohol actually is, going sober for a month will be a good test for you.
Go Sober for October is a fundraising challenge organised by Macmillan Cancer Charity. It involves getting sponsored to go sober for 31 days in October and developing healthier habits instead.
Note: If you are physically dependent on alcohol, you need to consult with a doctor or medical specialist before you stop drinking to ensure that you detox your body safely.
Become a sober-hero, sign up to Go Sober for October, develop some healthier habits and help people living with cancer in one simple step!