- Life is hard enough sober
2. You have more energy
You don’t have to deal with hangovers or worrying about how you are going to get your next dose. You allocate your time and energy to being more productive. You can go anywhere and do anything and not have think about whether you have enough of your “fuel.” As long as you have access to food and water, then you are good to go. There is less to worry about and your anxiety levels are lower. You adjust to your surroundings quicker and you experience less fatigue.
3. Life feels safer
If you are abusing drugs and alcohol, chances are that you know you are doing something that you should not be doing. You probably hide it from people around you. You probably get nervous that someone may catch you. You live in the shadows and you feel like you are concealing a dirty secret. This takes a toll on your ability to be genuine and authentic. It gives you a sense that you are in constant danger of being discovered, which feels unsafe. Feeling unsafe leads to excessive worry and anxiety, which is debilitating. When you choose sobriety, you do not have hide in the shadows. You can be your authentic self and not worry about your safety as much. You start to feel like a good person again. You experience less shame and you can walk around feeling more carefree. It takes a lot of hard therapeutic work to reach a point where you start to feel safe again, but it is achievable.
These are a few of the reason why I have chosen a life of sobriety. It has been the best gift that I have given to myself. If you need any help getting sober, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any recovery community in your area.