Are you tired of thinking about drinking? Are you sick of drinking alcohol? Life may be rough at times, but it doesn’t have to be filled with drugs and alcohol. Here are some things you can do to avoid getting drunk.
Hit the gym every time you feel tempted to drink. When you’re working out, you’re totally focused on your workout. You’re not thinking, “Should I stop drinking?” You’re wondering about which exercise to do next.
There are many types of workouts you can do. Running or walking are both effective ways to get your mind off of drinking. It’s kind of like a moving meditation. The high that you get after you work out is not comparable to any other high you get from alcohol and drugs.
Regular exercise makes you feel good and look good. It helps keep your perspective in check. Some people consider working out a huge component in their spiritual lives. Try to squeeze in a quick workout or an hour-long crunch session to avoid the temptation of alcohol.
Start a New Hobby
Starting a new hobby can help you stay distracted as well. It doesn’t matter if you love to read, write, paint, skateboard, or bike. You can even go back to a hobby you once enjoyed before you started drinking.
It’ll remind you how you used to feel when you were sober. Maybe your hobby will take you further along than you think it will. You could end up competing in competitions here and there. Even if you don’t win, that motivation makes you feel good inside.
Travel the World
The world is an exciting place. This is the perfect time to explore the world. It’s better than to sit around and wonder to yourself, “Should I stop drinking?” Traveling the world can help you learn about new things and see things from a new perspective.
You’re no longer thinking about yourself. You’re thinking about those who live in third-world countries. Now that you don’t spend all of your money on alcohol, you can book a trip with your friends and family. Traveling is one of the best things you’ll get to do sober.
Listen to Music
It seems like everyone these days is obsessed with music these days. There are so many types of music out there. There’s uplifting music, dance music, and sad music. It’s a great way to check out new artists and to listen to some of your favorites as well.
Share your favorite music with your friends. Maybe you can get together and form a band. Or, you can go to a concert together. The best thing about going to a concert sober is that you remember everything that happened.
If you’re feeling really down and sick of drinking alcohol, then search for a great playlist and go for a walk. It’ll instantly bring your mood back. Sometimes listening to music while walking is a great way to clear your head and shift things into perspective.
Volunteer Your Time
Volunteering is a great way to help out and give back to your community. If you’re someone who doesn’t attend regular AA meetings, then volunteering can fill up your time and make you feel better about yourself.
Think about a cause or a non-profit organization that speaks to you. Volunteer at a food kitchen or a homeless shelter. You can even get out of the house and clean trash off your state parks. Getting out of the house and volunteering will remove that despair and will improve your self-esteem.
Maybe today is the day when you say, “I don’t want to drink anymore.” Make that commitment to yourself and do any of the activities on here that spark your interest. Your alcohol addiction doesn’t have to hold you back. Recover slowly by taking back your life and doing some of the things you love.
If you’re tired of thinking about drinking, then take a small step to change. It doesn’t matter which activity you do on this list. The most important thing is to start your new life, free from alcohol.
“Should I quit drinking?” you ask yourself. The answer is yes. Start now. Start today.