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The Daily Checkin for Wednesday July 24th, Just for today, we are NOT drinking!!
  • Yep, I'll do tomorrow through Sunday morning, you rest up.

  • The Daily Checkin for Wednesday July 24th, Just for today, we are NOT drinking!!
  • oh no! hope you feel better soon, let me know if you want me to do the check in for a few days to give you a break.

    Covid is on the rise again, as well.

    I found that being ill while sober is a lot easier than when drinking, so there's that.

  • The Daily Checkin for Wednesday July 24th, Just for today, we are NOT drinking!!
  • Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

    26 months today.

  • The Daily Checkin for Tuesday July 23rd - Just For Today, We are NOT Drinking!!
  • Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

  • The Daily Checkin for Monday July 22nd - Just For Today, We are NOT Drinking!
  • Late again! Good evening, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

  • The Daily Checkin for Sunday July 21st - Just for Today, We Are NOT Drinking!!
  • Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

  • The Daily Checking for FRI-YAY! July 19th, Just For Today, We Are NOT Drinking!!
  • Nothing wrong with alcohol-free beers, in my opinion. The ones up to 0.5% ABV have the same or less alcohol than many common foods (bread, bananas, orange juice), and you can no more get buzzed off an AF beer than you can off a banana sandwich. Some people may find they trigger a craving for an alcoholic beer, in which case you should avoid them, but if that's not an issue for you, my advice would be don't worry.

    My rule is "is it legally classed as alcohol free in my country?" and if it is, I'll drink it. Fortunately, there's some very interesting work being done in the alcohol-free drinks space so I get to try loads of interesting things. Sometimes I only try them once because they're not to my taste.

  • The Daily Checking for FRI-YAY! July 19th, Just For Today, We Are NOT Drinking!!
  • Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

  • The Daily Checkin for Thursday July 18th - Just For Today, We Are NOT Drinking!
  • I'm late today! Good evening, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

  • The Daily Checkin for Tuesday July 16th - Just for Today, We are NOT Drinking!
  • Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

  • The Daily Checkin for Monday July 15th - Just for Today, We are NOT Drinking!
  • Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

  • The Daily Checkin for Sunday July 14th - Just for Today, We are NOT Drinking
  • Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

  • The Daily Checkin for Saturday July 13th - Just for Today, We are NOT Drinking!!
  • Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

  • The Daily Checkin for Friday July 12th - Just for Today, We are NOT Drinking!
  • Good morning, fellow sobernauts and happy Friday! IWNDWYT 😁

  • The Daily Checkin for Thursday July 11th - Just for Today, We are NOT Drinking!
  • Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

  • The Daily Check in for Wednesday July 10th Just for Today, We are NOT Drinking!
  • Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

  • What apps do you use to outsmart yourself?
  • I use YNAB for budgeting

    Plan to Eat for meal planning.

    Unfuck your habitat for cleaning.

  • The Daily Check-In for Saturday June 29th, Just For Today, We are NOT Drinking!

    Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁! Woohoo, it's the weekend, we made it!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol! We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

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    The Daily Check-In for Friday June 28th, Just For Today, We are NOT Drinking!

    Good Morning and happy Friday, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol! We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

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    The Daily Check-In for Thursday June 27th, Just For Today, We are NOT Drinking!

    Good Morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol! We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

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    The Daily Check-In for Wednesday June 26th, Just For Today, We are NOT Drinking!

    Good Morning and happy hump day, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol! We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

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    The Daily Check-In for Tuesday June 25th, Just For Today, We are NOT Drinking!

    Good Morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol! We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

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    The Daily Check-In for Monday June 24th, Just For Today, We are NOT Drinking!

    Good Morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol! We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

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    The Daily Check-In for Sunday June 23rd, Just For Today, We are NOT Drinking!

    Good Morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol! We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

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    Sleep

    I mentioned in a comment that I would do a post about sleep, so here you are.

    Among its many, many other impacts, alcohol impacts your sleep horribly. Your body, instead of using its downtime to do cell repair and everything else, is pulling its resources to your liver to process the poison you've consumed.

    Fixing sleep is a process, it's not a one and done. If you cut the booze and immediately start sleeping like a baby, you are very lucky, and lean into that, because everything is better with a good night's sleep behind you.

    This is what I did. Some of this stuff involves spending money (weighted blanket, diffuser and oils, blackout curtains), but those are the "nice to have" items, not the essentials. I got a bit obsessive in the first month or two, because I didn't want to get into "can't sleep, I'll just have a glass of wine to take the edge off", but I'm a bit more relaxed about it now because I didn't want to get into a headspace where I can't sleep unless I did all the things.

    For me, planning for sleep starts at lunchtime, which is when I stop drinking coffee or anything else with caffeine in it. I avoid sugary "processed" drinks most of the time anyway, but I make a point of not drinking those after about 4pm.

    I'm also fairly active, I cycle between 100 and 120 miles a week, and on the days I don't cycle to work it's a mile and a bit walk to the Tube station, a mile and a bit back in the evening. I usually try to get out and walk round the park at lunchtime. If I'm working from home I'll go out in the evening after work. I do a weights workout three times a week.

    this is all timed for being in bed by 10PM.

    I put all electronics into "night" mode at 9:30pm, which is my cue to stop looking at the electronics and start my winding down for bed routine, rather than an excuse to keep staring at the screens.

    Night routine is:

    • drink a mug of sleepy tea

    • Clean teeth, do facial skincare routine

    • pyjamas

    • close curtains (I have blackout ones)

    • switch on an electronic diffuser that's loaded with a sleepy blend of oils

    • switch bedside alarm lamp to sunset mode, where it gradually dims to a tiny nightlight glow

    • get into bed, under weighted blanket

    • put phone out of reach but start a sleep meditation session (all the apps like Headspace, Calm, and Insight Timer offer free versions)

    • My bedside alarm goes off at the same time every morning, even at weekends. It has a sunrise setting so half an hour before I'm due to wake up, it starts getting brighter and brighter, and then it plays birdsong at me.

    • When it's hot, I have a fan set up in the hallway outside my room so it's not right in the room being noisy, but I still get the air moving (I live on my own, so having my bedroom door open at night is fine).

    • If I wake in the night, or if I can't get to sleep, I lie there with my eyes closed, recognising that even if I'm not sleeping, I'm still resting. I don't reach for my phone and start scrolling through. If it is within half an hour of my normal wake up time, I get up and start the day.

    • I don't do lie-ins, once I'm awake for the day, I'm up and out of bed.

    That sorted it for me, but if it hadn't worked, I'd have looked at herbal sleep remedies, if those hadn't worked, I'd have talked to a pharmacist for advice, and if what they had suggested didn't work, I'd have gone to my GP.

    Some of the stuff in the list above involves spending money if you don't have them already (diffuser, oils, weighted blanket, blackout curtains, fancy alarm with sunrise/sunset setting). Fortunately, those are the "nice to haves" not the essentials. Sleepy teas are mostly cheap, although it might involve a small investment to find ones you like.

    The important thing is that you start the routine at the same time each night, you start giving your body cues to wind down, you go to sleep in a room that's as dark as possible, you wake up at the same time each day. It takes time, it's not a one and done deal, it involves investing time and effort in yourself and recognising that even if one night is a "failure" you're probably sleeping more than you think you are, and that even just lying in bed with your eyes closed means you're still recuperating, and you try again tomorrow.

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    The Daily Check In For Friday May 31st - Just For Today, We Are NOT Drinking!

    Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol!

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    The Daily Check In For Thursday May 30th - Just For Today, We Are NOT Drinking!

    Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol!

    3

    The Daily Check In For Wednesday May 29th - Just For Today, We Are NOT Drinking!

    Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol!

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    The Daily Check In For Tuesday May 28th - Just For Today, We Are NOT Drinking!

    Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol!

    7

    The Daily Check In For Monday May 27th - Just For Today, We Are NOT Drinking!

    Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol!

    4

    The Daily Check In For Sunday May 26th - Just For Today, We Are NOT Drinking!

    Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol!

    3

    The Daily Check In For Saturday May 25th - Just For Today, We Are NOT Drinking!

    Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol!

    7

    The Daily Check In For Friday May 24th - Just For Today, We Are NOT Drinking!

    Good morning, fellow sobernauts, today is my second soberversary and you bet that IWNDWYT 😁!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol!

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    The Daily Check In For Thursday May 23rd - Just For Today, We Are NOT Drinking!

    Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol!

    8

    The Daily Check In For Wednesday May 22nd - Just For Today, We Are NOT Drinking!

    Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol!

    8

    The Daily Check In For Tuesday May 21st - Just For Today, We Are NOT Drinking!

    Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol!

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    The Daily Check In For Monday May 20th - Just For Today, We Are NOT Drinking!

    Good morning, fellow sobernauts, IWNDWYT 😁!

    We may be anonymous strangers on the internet, but we have one thing in common. We may be a world apart, but we’re here together!

    Welcome to the 24 hour pledge! I’m pledging myself to not drinking today, and invite you to do the same.

    Maybe you’re new to c/stop drinking and have a hard time deciding what to do next. Maybe you’re like me and feel you need a daily commitment or maybe you’ve been sober for a long time and want to inspire others.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re still hung over from a three day bender or been sober for years, if you just woke up or have already completed a sober day. For the next 24 hours, let’s not drink alcohol!

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