Tired in Early Sobriety
We are Just finishing up a Dry January Challenge and some of the women are expressing they are EXHAUSTED and not feeling great, I had to think back and yes I remember this feeling, but the point is I had to think back.
Early Sobriety is tiring, not only are you trying to avoid drinking, manage emotions, but also thinking what in the hell why am I not feeling better, I’ve stopped drinking. I should feel like a million dollars, and honestly that can stem some panic, the thoughts of why should I bother if I feel like hell and am exhausted at least when I was drinking I had energy (ummm not really remember that brain is tricky, remember those debilitating hangovers)
Tired in Early Sobriety Tips
- Energy levels in humans ebb and flow in everyone. So remember this if you are feeling exhausted. It’s normal.
- Your body is healing, we didn’t create a drinking habit in one day, years of abuse is not going to get healed in one day.
- Sleep, yes sleep stop fighting it
- I know we feel like we should be doing something, give yourself a pat on the back for doing sobriety, you are doing something you are changing a massive habit.
- Cry if you need to, Crying is a release
- Nutrition is super important, protein, complex carbs and fats are going to be key ensure you are having a mid afternoon healthy snack (fruit apple with peanut butter is my go to) for energy levels and moods
- If you are falling asleep at work get up and stretch, we really aren’t made to sit for 8 hours a day.
- Put a cool compress on your head or wash your face in cool water.
- Get some fresh air, go for a walk, jog, bike ride just get outside even if you don’t want to, go around the block.
- Minimize sugar, to avoid the blood sugar highs and lows.
- Watch your coffee/ tea intake
- Know that this will pass I promise, remember I said I had to think back, don’t give up because you are tired.
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