16. A Sober Spring Story – Sheila

September 5, 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 Sheila who signed up for Sober Spring last year – it proved to be a springboard for dramatically improving her relationship with alcohol.

In this Episode

  • Sheila signed up for Sober Spring with the firm intention of only completing 30 out of the 66 days
  • She did her 30 days by using willpower – and hated every minute!
  • It did get her thinking, however, about her relationship with alcohol and she decided to come along to a workshop
  • The workshop was a turning point for her – it created a mind shift and connected her with others on the same path
  • She was shocked to learn that the “safe” limit was only one and a half bottles of wine a week
  • Sheila realised that her daily drinking habit was putting her on a “slippery slope” to dependence
  • The workshop was late November and she got through the festive season alcohol-free
  • She started 2020 with a firm plan to moderate – to be alcohol-free Monday to Thursday and then 1 or 2 glasses at the weekend
  • That was 8 months ago and she is still firmly on track!
  • Sheila is one of those rare people who has managed to go from a daily drinking habit to drinking within the safe limits
  • To summarise – she used Sober Spring to raise awareness and the workshop to get the tools and connect with others
  • She took a significant alcohol-free break to reset her habits and then started the year with her tracker and a firm plan
  • Her anxiety has reduced dramatically and she is experiencing a real sense of joy in her life
  • Sheila urges people to try Sober Spring to increase their awareness around their relationship with alcohol.

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Episode Sponsor

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