A New Sober You in 66 Days—That’s ALL it Takes to Stay on the Sober Path
LADIES: Our 66-Day Journal from A New Sober You instills in you a new
habit. Why 66 days? That’s the average time it takes to create
a new habit and stick to it! Every day, our journal will gently (or
not-so-gently!) remind you of why you’re on the sober path, and provides
inspiration to stay the course.
A New Sober You Journal ~ The 66 days are broken into 6 stages:
- Fright and Panic: Facing the double-edge sword of fear
- Denial: Time to get out of it!
- Realization: Say it ain’t so…
- Acceptance: Yup—You know it when you know it
- Confidence: I can (and will!) do this!
- Success: A New Sober You habit is born
So you want to know how to get sober? So did I, just over twenty years
ago. I tried to quit, once. It lasted all of nine months. I know, I
know—you might think, “Heck, I’d be over the moon with nine
months!” But, and there’s always a but, it didn’t last.
I went right back to my same old slovenly ways of downing drinks.
Like it was a competition. But who was I trying to beat or impress?
Certainly not my friends (they knew I had a drinking problem) and
thankfully they only had to tolerate me once a week, on a Friday night
after work. But what they didn’t know is that I also drank during the
It didn’t matter what day of the week; I didn’t need a reason to
drink, like New Year’s Eve, or my birthday on January 20, or Valentine’s
Day (though I would’ve liked a valentine, back then). Nor did I have to
wait for July 4th, Labor Day, or Thanksgiving. And Christmas? Well,
drinking to celebrate that special season occurred all year round. I
told ya! I didn’t need an excuse to pop the beer top anymore. I just did
Because drinking became a habit. A. Really. Bad. Habit.
It wasn’t until one terrible ‘morning after the night before’
incident that broke the camel’s back. It was the last straw. I know, I
know, too many adages—but I knew I just couldn’t continue like this!
In order to be successful, in just about anything really, you have to
really want ‘that thing’ so bad. I mean really want it. Like a drowning
man needs air to survive. And I did want it that bad—I wanted to quit
drinking for good! And here I am. 20+ years later, and nary a drop (of
alcohol) to drink.
I learned how to defeat those nasty “I wanna drink!” urges. And I
created new habits to replace the old drinking habits with Somatic
Markers. I show you how in this journal! When you feel a ‘drinking urge’
coming on, you can simply say, “Not today—not on my watch” and cement that decision with a somatic-marker incident.
Before you know it, you’re 66 days into being sober and you’ve enjoyed every dang sober minute of it.
So what are you waiting for?
The best time to get sober is RIGHT NOW.
The benefits of being sober far outweigh the “fun” you think you had while drunk.
- No more dutch courage drinks
- No more spinning rooms
- No more making a total jackass of yourself
- No more sleeping around
- No more puking up
- No more hangovers
- No more ‘hair of the dog’…
No More. Enough already. It’s time to “call it a day” and kick that
drinking habit to the curb. You can do it. I’ll show you how… because
I’ve been in drunken hazes… and I beat the habit.