Are you interested in doing the 100-day sober challenge?
Here’s the pledge:
“I will not drink for 100 days. No matter what. I can cry, but I will not drink. I can go to bed or go home early. I might feel distressed … but I will not drink. Bad things might happen, but I will not drink. Incredibly shitty things may happen to someone around me, or my neighbour, or my friend’s friend’s grandmother. But there will be no booze. Funerals? Weddings? Amputation? I’m not drinking for 100 days no matter what happens … No matter what.”
OK, now what?
When I was trying to quit, I had many day 1s. It wasn’t until I got more support that I started to do better.
It's not like we can do this alone in our head.
The drinking voice is just too convincing and it ‘sounds’ like it’s making sense (when really, that voice is bullshit, but it takes some outside cheerleading to figure that out).
And the cool thing about the internet is it’s more anonymous, which can really help, at least to begin.
There are two ways to do the 100-Day Sober Challenge
1. With Support
If you'd like a live-human, sober penpal and get personalized, direct responses to emails, then you can sign up for the Sober Jumpstart. Both levels come with a sober penpal (me!).
You can email me every single day, ask questions, rant, whine, and get cheerleading. I answer every email I receive. And yes, we remain sober penpals for a whole year. I'll keep track of your dates, and remind you when it's time to get treats.
If you’re like me, then you’ll will do better with accountability and cheerleading. Me on my own, I couldn’t get more than 9 days in a row. Then once I added in support, things changed. The sober penpal is part of the Jumpstart here.
To do the sober challenge on your own, you can write out the pledge above and make a note of the date of your last drink.
Find ways to add in more tools and supports. The more you reach out, the more sober tools you add, the easier you’ll find it. Read sober blogs (mine and others) every day 🙂 And be sure to sign up to get daily sober motivation emails below.