Time for a sober lifestyle?
When we say the term ‘sober lifestyle’, what do you think of?
Often people think of celebrities going through rehab, addicts, and perhaps even dull people who ‘don’t know how to have a good time.’
What if we told you that sobriety wasn’t just for recovering addicts? Rather, something that all of us could benefit from.
In this post, we are going to lay out 6 reasons why you should live a sober lifestyle
Let’s get to it!
What is a sober lifestyle?
A sober lifestyle is one that is free from any substances that an individual depends on to ‘get by.’
The most common of these is alcohol.
Below are our 6 reasons why you should consider living sober and why to start today!
6 reasons why you should live a sober lifestyle.
1. Your health will thank you.
Sleep patterns, digestion, liver function and even mental health can all be negatively impacted by constant alcohol consumption.
By making a commitment to a sober lifestyle you may actually save your life.
The NHS claims that drinking over the recommended amount can increase your chances of cancer, heart disease, liver disease, brain damage and even having a stroke.
2. Your wallet will thank you.
The average person in the UK will spend over £50,000 on alcohol in their lifetime!
If you and your spouse commit to a sober lifestyle imagine what you could do with the extra money.
£100,000 is a lot of money to put towards your mortgage, retirement or even holidays – there are better ways to spend your hard earned cash than simply drinking it away.
3. Your family will thank you.
Although you may not see the effects of alcohol right now, it can have a slow and steady impact over the course of your life.
Being under the influence of alcohol can lead to fights, saying things you don’t truly mean and overall change who you are.
Your family members will benefit from your sober lifestyle because it means they will have the real you.
4. Your friends will thank you.
One of the biggest myths we hear about living a sober life is that it will ‘take you away from your friends’.
True friendship isn’t about having a couple of pints at the pub, it’s about caring for each other and wishing to see the other individual thrive and do their best.
Sobriety may actually help reveal who truly cares about you and who wants to see you do well in life as well as who doesn’t.
This can lead to deeper and more fulfilling relationships, something we all want.
5. Your career will thank you.
Being off the booze will actually make you a better employee (or employer!)
A government study shows that employers report the following about employees with drinking problems:
- Poor performance.
- Loss of productivity.
- Increase in lateness and absence.
- Adverse effects on company image and customer relations.
6. In the end, you will thank yourself.
At the end when you reflect about your life it’s unlikely you will say “I wish I had drunk more.”
It is more likely that you would say “I wish I gave more care to my health, family, finances, friends and career.” Living sober can be the first step to start focusing on those things today.
Living a sober lifestyle may be the best decision you ever make.
If any of the above points have resonated with you and you would like to take back control through sobriety be sure to take the first step by joining our program today.
Thanks so much for reading this post on 6 reasons why you should live a sober lifestyle. We wish you all the best and hope to hear from you soon.