Sobriety may be the best new year resolution you give yourself this year. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Yes, that sounds corny, but until you have tried it, you won’t understand how true that statement really is.
And the new year really is the best time to try sobriety. If you are considering it, then you have already taken the first step. Even if you just try sobriety for a month, or to take a break from the crazy drinking you did over the holidays, it’s going to be worth it and eye opening.
There are the 3 reasons why 2019 new year is the best time to get sober.
You Have a Fresh Perspective
One of the most powerful things about the new year is that we spend time reflecting on the past year. It’s during these moments of reflection that we may really see how our drinking or drug use has affected us.
There’s a phrase used at alcohol treatment centers: you are always the last one to figure out that you are an alcoholic. Everyone else has known for a while.
If you have that feeling, then maybe the new year is the best time to get sober. Use that feeling to motivate yourself to change.
January is A Great Month to Stop Partying
January is not exactly known to be a party month, and for good reason. Most people have partied themselves into exhaustion after the December holidays. On top of that, most people are trying to stick to their own new year resolutions.
This is a great time for you to take a break and form the habit of sobriety. Quit drinking, go out less, and learn what else you can do with your time that doesn’t involve drinking.
You Are More Motivated
The start of a new year is the best time to get sober because you’re motivated. Use that new year motivation to quit drinking and stick to it.
One of the things discussed often in men’s sober living facilities is motivation because it is one of the most important aspects of alcohol addiction recovery. Motivation is the ingredient, discipline is the second. Use this new year motivation to build the habit and discipline.
Food for Thought
The best time to get sober is when you realize you have a problem or that you need to be sober. Though the new year is a great time to do that, you can and should consider treatment if you think you need it. It starts with that nagging feeling in the back of your mind and pit of your stomach.