How I Ditched the Drink - my Top Life Hack - author of Sober Diaries, Clare Pooley

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Tribe Sober - inspiring an alcohol-free life!

My guest this week is the fabulous Clare Pooley

Clare is 6 years sober and has inspired thousands of women via her blog and best selling book - the Sober Diaries.

You can see her TED talk HERE

Clare has been guest speaker at two of our London workshops

In this Episode

  • Like many of us Clare started drinking socially and gradually evolved to drinking a bottle of wine every evening
  • Her rock bottom came one morning when she found herself drinking red wine to quell a hangover
  • Her main strategy to ditch the drink was writing - every day for 3 years she poured her heart out to her anonymous blog
  • Clare's blog is a great resource and anyone who feels alone in this journey should check it out here mummywasasecretdrinker
  • These days she feels angry that we feel so much shame around our drinking - and thats why she did her TED talk on that topic
  • Her strategies were writing, hot baths, hot chocolate, cleaning (!), books about alcohol, exercise, audio books and podcasts
  • CLAIRE's TOP TIP - she reconfigured her day - went to bed at 7pm (to avoid evening drinking) and got up at 5am feeling great!
  • As cooking the evening meal was a big temptation for her she cooked it in the morning and heated it up in the evening
  • Like many of us she had a major low in early sobriety - she calls this "the wall" and believes it's our brain chemistry adjusting
  • Her advice is to accept that we will have ups and downs on this journey but that they will get less extreme if we hang in there
  • Her blog - the obstacle course went viral and is essential reading in early sobriety
  • Clare's key message in the blog is to keep going however hard it gets - stopping and starting is the hardest way
  • Her top tips for newbies - write down how bad it was so you don't forget, write your WHY list - why are you doing this?
  • Be excited - you will gain more than you lose and another tip is to create a vision board
  • Clare also said it was essential to "find your tribe" and recommended tribesober.com
  • More info Subscription membership for Tribe Sober is just R75 (£4/$5) a month - you can join up HERE
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  • If you would like a free copy of our e-book "66 days to sobriety" please email us at janet@tribesober.com
  • If you would like to come to our Saturday afternoon Zoom Cafe as a guest and meet our community just email janet@tribesober.com Episode Sponsor

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Till Next Week

Janet x

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