14. How the Sober Spring Challenge Changed My Life – Kai

August 22, 2020

Tribe Sober – Inspiring an Alcohol-free Life!

After running Tribe Sober for 5 years and helping hundreds of people to ditch the drink and embrace alcohol-free living, I’ve learned a thing or two.  My biggest insight has been that sharing our stories around alcohol is the most powerful way we can help others – that’s why the heart of this podcast is recovery stories.

In this episode I interview Kai.   Kai read about us in an in-flight magazine when he was travelling on a plane.  He took a photo of the article on his phone but didn’t do anything for about 3 years. The seed had been planted, however – and in 2018 he signed up for our Sober Spring Challenge.

In this Episode

  • The interesting thing about Kai’s story is that he had no intention whatsoever of giving up drinking entirely
  • He went into the Challenge with an open mind and saw it mainly as a way to take a break from booze and improve his health
  • As he progressed through the 66 days, he noticed a few significant “shifts”
  • He loved the comeraderie of the WhatsApp group but noticed that a few people were really struggling
  • The “strugglers” made him realise what a hold alcohol could have on some people and he never wanted to be in that position
  • Then Kai heard other people on the group saying how great they felt – and that they would never drink again!
  • He was both shocked – and impressed – by these people – and the thought crossed his mind that he could stop for ever
  • His children played a big role in his journey – they told him some home truths about his behaviour when he was drinking!
  • When Kai successfully clocked up 66 sober days he felt great – and didn’t want to start drinking again
  • Rather than commit to permanent sobriety, he decided to set another milestone – 100 days
  • Once he reached 100 days, his daughter challenged him to a year – which he completed easily – and then carried on!
  • Kai has experienced so many benefits and is thriving in his alcohol-free life
  • He remains a loyal and valuable member of our tribe – now helping others on their journey as a “Sober Buddy”

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