Pitfalls

Day 2 – Planning for External Pitfalls

When we are trying to act in ways that are different to our usual routines and responses (like not drinking...

Day 2 – What kind of drinker are you?

Today we want you to think about what kind of drinker you are – what do you use alcohol for,...

Day 2 – How other people can help (or hinder) your Month off Booze

This post is about how other people can support (or not) your MOB. We’ll tell you a bit more about...

How to use the Club Soda online community

It won’t surprise anyone to hear that it’s easier to change habits when you do it with someone else. That...

Video – Coping Strategies (10 mins)

Day 6 – Overcoming Discomfort Dodging

This month you are doing something you probably don’t usually do – avoiding all alcohol. Because it’s new or unusual,...

Day 11 – Ten Nights Out That Don’t Involve Booze

So, you’ve decided to pack in the booze for the month. And, you’ve pretty much resigned yourself to spending weekend...

Day 12 – FOMO

On FOMO Depending on what kind of drinker you are, you might feel a particular sense of discomfort during your...

Video – Dealing with FOMO

Day 14 – Alcohol and (Flawed) Decision-Making

Some of the main reasons people have for wanting to cut back on heavy drinking or stop completely, are the...

Video – Stress and Gong Baths (4 mins)

Video – Friends

Friends and your Sober Sprint / MOB (5 mins) Dealing with persistent mates (7 mins)

Video – Being social and weight-loss (17 mins)

Video – Ambivalence (6.5m)

(I know I spelt it wrong on the video!)

Video – Confidence and Strengths (10 mins)

Day 30 – Looking back – reflecting on your Sober Sprint / MOB

This article was originally Helen’s final post on the very first, October 2015, Month Off Booze programme, which included weekly live...