#100DaySoberChallenge Day 31- Continuous Days

Hi there, so it’s end of January. Seems like a good day to have a look back on where we’ve been, to see if it’s leading to where we want to go (how’s that for a confusing sentence!).

The goal for the #100DaySoberChallenge is continuous days sober. in the comments, you can say what is the longest stretch of continuous days you’ve had in January. Maybe your longest sober stretch was 7 days continuously, or 18, or you’re working on today as the 31st continuous day.

In order to create a safe space here, i’ll make some general recommendations that you can think about before you post:

  • Enter your continuous days sober for January 2020 (not your total days if you’ve been sober longer). this helps to create a more inclusive environment when we have a smaller focus on just january for now.
  • Make an effort to use positive (or neutral) language. You can say “I’ve had 6 continuous days in January” versus “I’m on day 5 again.” I’ll edit out the word ‘again’ if you post that (!)
  • Leave out mentions of specific kinds of alcohol, types, brands, and colours. if you mention that you miss booze, that’s fine. if you say ‘i miss a clear glass of blah blah’ i’ll very kindly remove the entire comment.
  • Start a new comment and talk about YOU, rather than commenting on other person’s share. When we read about other people we feel less alone; it helps more than “you got this” from a stranger. and often when we comment on each other’s posts, someone is left out, some comments get more likes, etc.
  • Put in a screen name when it asks for your ‘name’ and just a reminder that email addresses are NOT displayed (EVER). i also approve every comment before it is posted 🙂

ok, i’ll start …

Belle

I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

  • I had 22 straight sober days in January. And I´m fucking proud of it!
    I know exactly, why I didn´t achieve the 31 days (too much stress, pressure and family meeting…) and keep working on these points. Gonna make the 100, though! 😀

  • 31 days AF in jan, and continuing thro Feb. Feeling good about being sober but am tired and a bit cranky. Chocolate helps, and sleep 🙂

  • I’m at 38 days. My husband did dry January with me after a couple of weekends in a row throwing up from too much whisky. He says that he doesn’t really notice a difference and doesn’t understand why I won’t drink with him. I just told him that I don’t like the way it makes me feel. Doing this for me and for my kids.

  • I’m on day 33 and carrying on to 100 days – and beyond! I’ve got this – great a-f drinks around and nobody notices what you’re drinking anyway! And reading the comments on the Dry January Community Group is enough to make you stay off the booze for good as you read the sad & sorry tales of those who had a drink (or two!) on Saturday night, 1st Feb, after a sober January – and wished they hadn’t bothered!

  • 31 days continuous in January and wolfie has been surprisingly quiet. Apart from walking past the shop on the way home from work I haven’t put myself in any real trigger situations tho yet. I leave my bank cards at home and take just enough money for what I need 😇. Feel good at the moment.

  • 31 dry days in January for me! I am finding alternative drinks I like and managing some sober socializing though I prefer home and bed.

  • Ended Jan with 13 continuous days. Have added accountability with a sober on line community, and currently reading This Naked Mind. All in for 100 days!

  • Day 32. Days aren’t fuzzy or full of anxiety. Feeling better and sleeping better. No waking up with regrets or blanks and remembering how a film ended is a novelty!

  • 32 days!
    Felt like I was going strong and in no danger of failing but then today hit me abd fir some reason it’s hard again!
    Going to bed with coffee and twiglets NOW

  • 32 days and rolling along…yes, I totally recognise that feeling of finishing it off. In fact, I used to quickly open another bottle in order to have the excuse of finishing it off. Not anymore! Am almost feeling a little proud…managed a dinner with friends and stuck to my water, holding on to your advice…I’m enjoying this water, will stick with it for now, thinking that it shouldn’t matter what I drink. Hey, I did it, and had fun! What a great moment. And….have managed the dry month, and now on to the 100 day challenge, because I’m trying to loose weight, or so I say…Thanks Belle, your mails keep me going!

  • 31 days continuous in January. Feeling very positive. I’m even back to running on the treadmill. My confidence is up and my anxiety is a lot less than it was. Looking forward to a sober February ; )

  • Day 32.
    Belle, in a different post, you commented to someone if they can quit for x days, they can quit for 100.
    That resonated and I’m going onward to go 100 days. Thank you Belle!

  • I managed 2 stretches of 6 days continuously sober in January, drinking Sunday evening both times (flashbulb moment – apparently I need to build in some downtime during busy weekends dealing with the husband and kids!).

  • For January, my longest continuous streak was 18 days. Looking forward to 29 more consecutive days in February (currently on Day 3)!

  • 32 continuous days sober if you count today. One thing I’ve noticed is Im happy for others to get the shopping – in fact I cant be bothered doing this which I used to insist on doing. Of course that was so I could get the box of wine, hide the box in the supermarket recycling and take the bag home in my handbag. How pathetic is that! What a relief not to have to have to lurk about doing this sort of thing. Life is so much less stressful without this kind of thinking about drinking.

  • Here I am! I’m 32 days sober since the 1st January. Not easy but I keep on listening to my sober audios, Belle’s emails, reading the books, taking the cosy baths and taking care of myself because I’m in recovery here. let’s be good to ourselves x x x

  • 31 days in January (and total). Still wake up at 3AM everyday, but now I remember I chose not to drink the night before and delight in the absence of self-loathing.

  • I managed 21. Congratulations everyone who made the full 31! I am going to “payback” the 10 days in February…..if that counts 🙂 X