84. Take a Break from the Booze – Part 4

Tribe Sober – inspiring an alcohol-free life!

We created TS because we believe it’s really hard to change your drinking habits alone – so at TS we are all about community so on this weeks podcast we are featuring 2 ladies who signed up for our Sober Spring Challenge.

At the time of recording we are in late January but if you are up for taking a break then just sign up for our January Challenge which is open until 31st Jan – for a small donation to a good cause we offer community and online support for an alcohol free month.

We’ve currently got 115 people going through the Challenge so sign up today and join the fun –they are chatting away all day long on their WhatsApp group – sharings their journey and passing on tips.

Just go to tribesober.com and hit January challenge. If you’re listening to this after January then just go to tribesober.com and hit “join our tribe” and we’ll put you on our 30 day starter challenge.

So lets have a listen to two Sober Springers reporting back on how it felt to take a break from the booze.

In this episode

First up we have Lindy who managed an awesome 66 out of 66 for her sober spring challenge. It struck me the other day that just as alcohol dependence is “progressive” so is sobriety if you give it a chance.

Jo is a pretty good example – when she signed up for her first Sober Spring 3 years ago, she was not even thinking about giving up drinking for good, but by her third SS she had decided that sobriety was for her. The annual SS challenges have been getting easier and easier for Jo and she came to the conclusion that alcohol-free living has a lot to offer.

So lets pull together a few TIPS from our ladies…

Lindy’s tip of having mini-goals is a great one.  The F (forever) word is just too scary in the early days – so take it in small steps – 30 days, 66 days, 100 days, 6 months and then a year. Once you’ve hit that one year milestone its very unlikely you’ll want to go back. Have a listen to episode 15 of the Tribe Sober podcast to listen to Kai who did our very first SS Challenge, implemented the mini-goal approach and is still sober to this day.

When Lindy found herself needing a drink every night she was aware that it was a red flag – its an important tip to be aware of the signs that you may be becoming dependent so talking of red flags why not get a copy of our PDF? It’s called “30 Signs you may Have a Problem with Alcohol” – just email janet@nulltribesober.com and I’ll send you one.

Apart from keeping an eye open for red flags CHECK YOUR DEPENDENCE – just as we have an annual medical check up we should check our alcohol dependence regularly – I’m always encouraging people to sign up for our challenges to test their dependency as 20% of social drinkers will become dependent over the years. Jo has been cleverly monitoring her relationship with alcohol by signing up for the SSC every year – and very happily noticing that it was becoming easier and easier until she finally decided to go alcohol free permanently.


Lindy no longer feels bloated and those late night cheese binges after a few glasses of wine are no more. Lindy loves feeling alert and energised every single day but the real gamechanger for her was that her level of anxiety has plummeted.

Jo has progressed from someone who didn’t even consider giving up drinking to someone who is embracing her alcohol-free lifestyle with enthusiasm. This was a three year journey which proves that the trick is to keep at it!

If you enjoyed this episode then you can hear another 8 conversations about the power of taking a break from the booze by listening to episodes 75, 76 and 79.

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