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When life revolves around substance use, sobriety can look a little scary. Or maybe worse, boring. Spoiler alert: it’s not. Sobriety doesn’t limit you so much as liberate you. Your relationships will be more authentic. You’ll have the opportunity to try new things and develop healthy coping methods. You’ll get your life back. Click the link in the bio for 10 reasons why sober isn’t boring. ⁠ ⁠ Tell us why you love living sober in the comments.⁠ ⁠ #sobriety #soberlife #partysober #noalcohol #alcoholfree #cleanandsober #soberfun #soberliving #partysober #soberquotes #odaat #onedayatatime #soberquotes #wedorecover #sobermovement #sobercommunity #sobercurious #hangoverfree #boozefree #sobrietyrocks #recoveryrocks #onestepatatime #sobertribe #staystrong #getsober #teamsober #soberisbetter #recovery #recoveryispossible #therecoveryvillage
Congratulations to @andreapence , who just completed a 30-day #alcoholfree challenge. Read on to learn some surprising benefits she enjoyed! 📸 @andreapence ⁣ ⁣#1 - I read. A ton. When I drink I can’t read. Not like all functionality disappears, but I never got very far sipping a drink and reading at the same time. Now I’m plowing through three books: #whenhelpinghurts , #itsnotsupposedtobethiswaybook #theunexpectedjoyofbeingsober ⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣#2 - I have saved at least 5,100 calories. Based off of one IPA at 170 calories x one drink per day (and you know you don’t always drink only one).⁣ ⁣ ⁣#3 - I have had 30 blissful, fully-awake, #hangoverfree mornings! It is such a special gift to meander out of bed at the first light of day to realize shoot, I feel amazing!⁣ ⁣ ⁣#4 - I have saved $102.60 this month on alcohol (I can share the math with you later if you want).⁣ ⁣ ⁣#5 - Food tastes better. There is so much information out there on, “pair this drink with this food,” but #alcohol actually numbs your taste buds so you’re not even tasting food to the full. ⁣ ⁣ #6 - I’m less anxious, less sad, less angry, and less tired. This one point alone is reason enough for me not to drink.⁣⁣ ⁣ #7 - My weekends have changed. Instead of being led around by, “where we gonna drink today,” my outlook is “what adventure awaits us that I haven’t even noticed before?”⁣ ⁣ ⁣#8 - I have had a positive impact on the drinking habits of those around me. I know of at least one person who is drinking less because of my #sober journey.⁣⁣ ⁣ #9 - I am experiencing pride in the value I am placing on my own wellness. I am honoring myself with #sobriety , and as I continue to walk it out, it feels more amazing. And my confidence has grown in this. ⁣ ⁣ #10 - I have discovered a wealth of community available on Instagram who challenge, lift up, and inspire. Examples I follow are:@kimbanks_reset , @marnieraec , @teedoodler , @asobergirlsguide , @sexysobriety , @soberrevolution , @tellbetterstoriesmedia , @sobergrind , @sobergirlsociety , @billwilsonsfather (hilarious memes!) and two of my newest favorites - @soberinwisco & @namastesoberlife #anxiety #wellnesswarrior
casual wellness flex 👀 but I would brave 45 minutes of Seattle traffic just to snag a bag of this granola from @preserveandgather the love is that real
Date night AKA putting ourselves back together. On the bike, up on the Downs at sunset as a big strawberry moon was rising over the sea on the other side . Corn coloured Downs , early blackberry bushes and the open road. Felt young again . Those little power balls of self care , time out and a bit of nature do wonders for your resilience. Then we got chased by a really big insect and went home. 😳Love my old man , my tired old rock ❤️🔥 Of course it would not have been possible to get this rare space together without grandad holding the fort. #parents #marathon #lovesober #lovesoberpodcast #reasonstolovesober #sober #soberlife #hangoverfree #sobriety #sobercurious #alcoholfree #wellness #recovery #sherecovers #soberforthehealthofit #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #motherhood #wineoclock #sobermums #speakyourtruth #noshame #selfcare #womeninrecovery #sobercommunity #sobercoach #coach
That bloody in between stage! Today I nearly went back to square 1, nearly cut off the hair I've been growing back because I'm in that in between bit. Neither here nor there, not short not long, just totally annoying! . Wouldn't it be easy to do that sometimes with being sober? You get that moment when you think 'AH FUCK IT!' Its too difficult, its annoying, it's not me. 😖 Well, yeah, you could go back to how you were, but is that really what you want? All that effort you've put in wasted because of a Fuck It moment? . If you ever get faced with one of those times, just hang on in there. Play it forward, remind yourself of just how far you've come already. Even 1 sober day is a massive achievement. And most importantly, visualise who you want to be the next morning. Get that picture in your head and smell that coffee, tea, whatever, and feel how good you're going to feel. Not hungover, you're hydrated rested and proud. 🙌 . #soberwarrior #soberwomen #teetotaler #sobermom #quitdrinking #sober #soberlifestyle #soberliving #sobercurious #wedorecover #hangoverfree #visualisation #playitforward #inbetween #alcoholfree #soberjourney #alcoholrecovery #alcoholaddiction #soberasfuck #wearetheluckyones #keepgoingforward #recovery #sobermotivation #sobernation #sobergoals #dontgiveupnow #alcoholicproblems #quitdrinking #stopdrinking #mindfulness
“Maybe tomorrow” has been my mantra for as long as I can remember. I wanted to quit drinking. But I always had a “good” reason not to. I would tell myself not today, because today I was tired and exhausted and DESERVED a break. That I should stop being so harsh on myself for how I choose to destress. It’s not like I was doing drugs or being irresponsible. All moms drink wine at night, I told myself, and they are all seemingly fine. One day, I told myself, I will quit, just not today. I wanted to quit smoking. But there was always a tomorrow. Just one more pack. Just one more week. But not this week, because I have lots of important meetings and I don’t to be moody. And not the week after because I’ll be exhausted from the week before. What if giving up cigarettes would make me relapse? Not worth the risk. it’s not like I smoke around my daughter. It’s not like anyone actually even knows I smoke. But one day, I told myself, I will quit, just not today. I wanted to start writing my book. One day, I will start, just not today. A day when I will be less tired, less busy, less stressed. Days turn into weeks, into months, into years. That day one never came on its own. It’s rarely the perfect time for anything. If you look hard enough you will always find an excuse. I’m learning that if you want something, you have to go for it. You have to put in the work, the time, the energy. There is no way around it. You have to try and try, and if it doesn’t work, try again until it does. It’s a decision, that only we can make for ourselves. To take the first step, to give it our best shot. To commit. To block out doubts, that fear of failing and having to start over. To try, and try and try again. Want to quit drinking? Quit smoking? Write a book? Apply for your dream job? Start working out? Start a business? Learn to paint? Call your mom? Text an old friend? Do it. There is RARELY a bad time to do something that is good for you. The best time to do it was yesterday, the second best is now. If you’re waiting for that day, to start something you’ve been meaning to start, to do something you’ve been wanting to do, make that day today. Your future self will thank you.
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cabin views 😍😍😍 our weekend up north was great. we played games, hung out at the beach, went fishing, shopping, made s’mores, lit up a bunch of sparklers around the campfire and enjoyed some snuggles with the newest member of the family, a 6 week old baby boy 👶🏻 ⠀⠀ as the weekend came to an end, i thought to myself, i think i had more fun last year when i was drinking. this year was way more mellow. but i also really ENJOYED my trip this year. i actually relaxed and felt refreshed coming home. we laughed a lot, the weather was gorgeous, and the best part is i was able to hop in my car and drive to town whenever i wanted. i felt safe carrying the baby around. i didn’t have to worry about being too drunk or hungover to do anything. i was happily sober and content. ⠀⠀ it made me realize that the purpose of this trip wasn’t to get shit-faced and have a crazy/fun time. it’s to relax. be outside. hang out with family. reset and come home feeling ready for the week ahead. so, yeah ... maybe it wasn’t “as fun” as last year, but it was a hell of a lot more enjoyable ❤️ . . . #sober #soberliving #sobernation #sobercurious #sobercommunity #sobertribe #sobermovement #sobermom #sobermomtribe #soberaf #soberlifestyle #sobersisters #alcoholfree #hangoverfree #teetotal #soberinwisconsin
Is it just me or is anyone else getting a lot of alcohol based adverts on their feeds and stories?! 😤 it annoys me but doesn’t tempt me but it could really trigger others. #sober #sobriety #onedayatatime #alcoholfree #af #hangoverfree #nonalcoholic #targetedadverts #trigger
Homemade chocolate almond milk is borderline impossible to sip and enjoy slowly—at least for me. This unbelievably good beverage always tests the limits of my patience and self-control. In a good way.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ A few years ago, I tried an experiment: could I possibly make this dream elixir even better, somehow, someway? Taking inspiration from the wonderful Bombay delight smoothie at NYC’s @peacefoodnyc cafe, I tried a few variations and think I achieved the impossible: an improved version of an already matchless concoction!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ INGREDIENTS⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 1 cup almond milk⁠⠀ 1/2 banana⁠⠀ 2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs, powder or paste⁠⠀ 1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)⁠⠀ 1/4 teaspoon cardamom⁠⠀ 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon⁠⠀ 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract⁠⠀ 1 date⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠Check out sweetsci.com/blog for more ideas!⁠ ⁠⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #chocolatemilk #chocolatesmoothie #cacaosmoothie #healthysweets #sugaraddiction #addictionrecovery #alcoholfree #balancednutrition #cleanandsober #eatrealfood #hangoverfree #healthcoach #healthcoaching #healthyrecipe #healthydrink #healthysobriety #healyourself #holisticnutrition #holisticsobriety #livingsober #nohangover #nutrition #recoveryfood #sober #soberaf #sobercurious #soberliving #sobernutrition#sobriety #wearesober
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