#100DaySoberChallenge – Continuous Days in February

Hi there, happy valentine’s day. this 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. Like, can you ‘get what you want’ by doing what you’ve been doing?

The goal for the #100DaySoberChallenge is continuous days sober. in the comments below, you can say what is the longest stretch of continuous days you’ve had so far IN FEBRUARY. Maybe your longest sober stretch is 7 days continuously, or you’re on day 14 today for February …

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 February 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.
  • 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.
  • Make an effort to use positive (or neutral) language. You can say “I’ve had 6 continuous days in February” 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.
  • 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

  • Day 12..I’ve decided to include my 5 AF days at end of Feb. I decided to start the challenge on 1st march but it’s silly not to included the other days, sorry I’m obsessing but I’m at that stage! Was gong to use the 5 days as a run up ..but why? So might as well include them cause I feel like I’m cheating myself out of 5 AF days, the voice that said wots 5 days when you’re gunna 100 doesn’t make sense now and it matters at the beginning. Listening to the OMMs daily and reading Belles TOTAD book. Because I’m stepping right out of my comfort zone ,unfortunately, Adrenaline rushes, ergo the release of bloody Cortisol …that’s all I need, are keeping me awake ata night but I’ll persevere and use all the tools I can lay my hands on. I think I’ll use the TOTAD facebook page to chat because I’m beginning to realise that this isn’t a place where people chat, it’s just to log in their progress, right?? Or maybe just don’t want to talk to me! So I’ll make this my last looooong message on here. Wot Belle says about ACT now ruminate later really resonated with me, can’t analyse it right now, gives me ‘overwhelm’ everytime and when she mentions experiencing two people at the beginning, all that resonates with me 100%. It’s a comfort to be able to recognize these aspects and compare because of someone who’s been their, done it and bought the T shirt! xx

    • you’ll find that my site is more about one-on-one support. i don’t have a forum or a group or a chat here 🙂 other sites have that. my site is different 🙂 And you can count 12 days if they were continuous days. the goal is to have a long streak of continuous days sober, then it’s easier to keep going!… hugs

  • 27 days sober in February. Trial by fire was a 7 day all inclusive (yes “FREE” booze!) trip to mexico in mid-February. Everyone was drinking and I wasn’t. I also remember every moment of the trip, woke up every day clear headed, walked on the beach, golfed without a hangover, laughed a lot and all without a fuzzy head or massive hangover as in years past. New to this support team and yeah us for being here! Thanks Belle

  • Hello..I’m new….waiting for my Tired of Thinking about Drinking book to arrive…I want to change. Had about 2 days without wine in Feb, never more than a bottle, sometimes less but it’s making my life less enjoyable and harder in the long run. xx