So many people ask me what the key to successful and happy sobriety is.
Obviously, there is a combination of factors that come into play – but, in the early days, when you’re just starting to change your old drinking habits into new sober ones – by far the most important factor is planning.
Follow these three steps to plan for your challenges:
Planning for your challenges and how you can deal with them is a sure-fire way to build up your confidence. It also ensures that you’re less likely to be taken by surprise and resort to automatic behaviours.
Recording your wins builds your confidence and simply makes you feel good about yourself. It builds a sense of pride and self-respect which adds to your motivation.
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