What you're looking at here are sober treats.
I used to treat myself with alcohol. It was my reward for getting through a long day (really, ANY day). It was my way of patting myself on the back and saying, "you did it, Laura!" Now really, alcohol was no reward at all. It was a liar, a thief, a shroud, and a cage, but I hadn't woken up to that fact yet.
Now that I know better, I do better. I DO still need a reward for doing hard stuff. Anyone who tells me that the satisfaction of a job well done IS its own reward can...well, they can go be satisfied with themselves somewhere else. #blesstheirhearts
So every now and again, I get a sober treat. And I do it with purpose and intention. This fancy tea is this week's sober treat. It's my "well done, you!!" to myself. It's my "you're doing a hard thing and you rock" pat on the back.
I think trying to do any brave and hard life-change deserves treats. I think getting through a day deserves one, sometimes. And I think it's folly to take away a coping mechanism that is destructive, and leave only a void in its place. Much better to fill it with something positive on purpose, than something else negative on accident, you feel me?
What do you treat yourself with? Is it adding value to your life, or taking away? If you're currently saying "no" to something in your life (alcohol, sugar, a bad relationship, etc) what can you say "yes" to as a reward to yourself for a job well done?
#soberissexy #soberisbetter #sobermama #sobrietymovement #sobrietyrocks #liveyourbestlife #liveonpurpose #Icandoallthings #throughChrist #GodIsLove #loveyourself #teatime #yesplease
PS the idea of sober treats isn't original to me. I got it from my friend Belle. She can help you too. Visit www.tiredofthinkingaboutdrinking.com - 10 days ago