Habits

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,...

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...

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...

What is: Cold Brew Coffee?

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

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...

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...

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...

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 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...