As someone who's been sober for six years and loves it, I'm here to share my top tip for conquering Dry January and loving it: shift your mindset from scarcity to abundance. Embracing the challenge of Dry January can transform how you approach a month we usually associate with giving up.
Never heard of scarcity vs abundance? Let me break it down for you! An abundance mindset focuses on what you gain rather than what you give up. This shift can be empowering, making Dry January an opportunity for growth, joy, and fresh experiences. Instead of viewing it as a sacrifice, shift your thinking onto the benefits you'll reap.
Adopting an abundance mindset propels you to be proactive. Rather than letting life happen to you, you call the shots. This perspective makes concentrating on what really matters easier. It takes you from a place where completing Dry January is a slog to one where you don't even notice you've given up alcohol.
To drive this mindset, you need to actively do things to make Dry January an enjoyable experience. Use the extra time gained from not drinking to engage in activities that bring happiness and fulfilment. Here are a few ideas to elevate your Dry January:
- Social Connections: Plan gatherings with friends sans the alcohol. Enjoy meaningful conversations, laughter, and genuine connections.
- New Hobbies: Dive into that hobby you've been meaning to try. Discover a new passion, whether it's painting, writing, or learning an instrument.
- Culinary Adventures: Explore local restaurants without the hefty alcohol bill. Delight in the flavours of diverse cuisines and indulge in culinary experiences.
- Fun Activities: Break free from the norm and try activities that don't involve alcohol. This month, I plan on climbing the O2 at night and hitting a local ice skating disco, and you're welcome to use this as inspo.
You can, of course, do all this while sipping on your favourite Square Root soda. Yes, I know this is a shameless plug, but when you send us reviews like "these are so refreshing, wouldn't know they were non-alcoholic" and "We didn't think this could possibly taste like the alcoholic version. But it does.", how could I not...
By embracing an abundance mindset, Dry January becomes a month of positives. You're not abstaining; you're gaining (is this the most cliche thing I've ever written? Probably!). So, make the most of this opportunity. Dry January will be over before you know it, and you'll be smugly congratulating yourself on your success. 🎉
Need some soda inspiration? Check out our Dry January picks here.