Triggers

Day 1 – The Daily MOB Ritual

A quick Google of ‘daily rituals’ will bring up a whole host of blog posts and articles about the importance...

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 3 – Coping with External Pitfalls

This is the second of four blogs that focus on obstacles that might interfere with a successful MOB. Yesterday we...

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Day 4 – Internal Pitfalls

Depending on what kind of drinker you are, you might be more likely to struggle with external pitfalls – other...

Preparing your survival kit

The whole point of the planning before your actual Month Off Booze begins is to get you thinking about your...

Day 5 – Coping with Internal Pitfalls

This is the last of our four posts that focus on obstacles (possible pitfalls) that might interfere with a successful...

Free trials to distract you … yes you!

Free trials to distract you … yes you!

As changing your drinking involves a lot of distracting yourself (and gives you a whole lot nice new free time,...

Video – Rituals, distraction and perfection

October 2015 MOB video with Laura, Helen and Sam, on “rituals, distractions and perfection” (10 mins).

Day 7 – Procrastination: Why we Choose Short-Term Rewards over Longer-Term Goals, and How to Beat it

This month you are doing something you probably don’t usually do – avoiding all alcohol. During your MOB you will...

Day 8 – N=ME and the Quantified Self (or Why it’s Good to Measure Stuff)

Today is again personal tracking day. In the n=me tracker form we have identified a number of aspects of your life that you...

Day 9 – Perfectionism versus Healthy Striving

By now you will have been encouraged to check in at least once, and twice if you were here for...

Day 10 – Why can alcohol make me feel good and make me feel bad? Alcohol, the brain and emotions

Alcohol and your brain In today’s post we dig a bit deeper into the brain, and what alcohol can do...

What is: Cold Brew Coffee?

                What is it? Coffee that you brew cold. As opposed to ice...

Day 12 – FOMO

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

Day 13 – Cognitive distortions: Three tricks our minds play on us, and how to beat them

If you want to improve your relationship with alcohol – whether you’re giving it up for a bit during a...

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 – Alcohol and decision making (8 mins)

Day 15 – Cravings: Taming and Retraining your Internal critic and Internal Saboteur

We have already spoken a bit about how our internal self-talk can be a possible pitfall. Negative self-talk can be...

Day 16 – Dealing with stress without alcohol

Stress Life is stressful, isn’t it? Stress and anxiety are common phenomena in our societies, cited as some of the...

Video – Feelings, Mood and Stress (18 mins)

Video – Stress and Gong Baths (4 mins)

Day 17 – Dealing with Difficult people

7 Ways to Deal with Difficult People We spoke before about how other people can help or hinder your Sober Sprint...

Day 18 – How to say no to a drink

Turning down a drink is one of those things that should be easy. You should be able to smile and...

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

Day 20 – What to Put in your Mouth Instead?

Your Body, Food and Alcohol One noticeable side-effect of taking a month off drinking is that you can get a...

Video – Food and drink with Sam (25 mins)

Food and cravings – 3 mins

Day 21 – What ELSE to put in your mouth instead

In the second of her two food and nutrition posts, Club Soda expert member, nutritionist Sam Waterhouse delves deeper into...

Day 22 – Motivation

  Today’s post is about motivation – where you get yours, what motivates you most, your preference for certain types...

Day 23 – Rewards

After a tough day at the laptop, or eight hours of childcare, a stiff gin and tonic doesn’t feel like...

De-alcoholised Wines

Today’s drink ideas are a guest blog from our friends at Winerist, who are our absolute favourite wine experts and...

Day 24 – We need to talk about Momentum

So, you’ve stopped. You’ve cut down. And whatever your reasons for doing so, it’s now been a few months, a...

Members’ best ideas

Today’s post is a bit different. We have been running lots of different workshops in January (this was written in...

Day 25: Alcohol and Productivity

Today’s post is one that is close to my own heart because it is one of the key areas where...

Day 26 – Rolling with ambivalence

We have devoted quite a lot of the Sober Sprint / MOB content to topics that would help you navigate...

Day 28 – Self-Acceptance

Practicing Unconditional Self-Acceptance Not being sure whether you have all achieved 100% in your Sober Sprint / MOB and what...

Day 29 – Values

On Day 24, we wrote about ambivalence – our tendency to ‘sit on the fence’ when it comes to making...

Day 30 – Now What? New Goals, Future Plans

Can I just stop for a moment and say… CONGRATULATIONS! Making the decision to take a month off, signing up...

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...

Julian – Breaking away from the Old

This post is a guest blog by Julian Kirkman-Page, who works in the City of London, is a keen member of...