5 Reasons Being Sober is Awesome

5 Reasons Being Sober is Awesome

Now that I’m sober, I’ve come to realize that there are a lot of advantages to living a sober lifestyle. In my active addiction, I was absolutely miserable and today I don’t have to live that way. Here are some reasons why being sober is awesome…

1. I remember everything today

Now that I am sober there is no more blacking out or calling my friends after a night out to get bits and pieces of my memory put together like a jigsaw puzzle. I actually remember everything I do today. I wake up and I know exactly where I am and I recall conversations, people I saw, places I went and overall I remember what an awesome time I had!

2. I don’t have to deal with hangovers

I NEVER have a hangover and that in itself is freaking amazing! I never wake up to feeling like my head is going to explode or feeling nausea and vomiting. There is no recovery process after a night out anymore. Just knowing that I never have to feel that way again is a wonderful feeling!

3. My relationships are stronger

My loved ones actually want to be around me today and spend time with me. They are proud of who I am today and just enjoy my presence. It truly is a beautiful gift to have rebuilt and repaired the relationships with my family and friends. Today I am more mindful of conversations and I want to be familiar with how I can help people. I try to take into consideration how others feel and how my actions can have more of an affirmative influence as opposed to the destructive impact I used to transmit with me everywhere I went.

4. I have energy and am healthy today

When I think about the way I treated my body in the past, it makes me cringe. I put disgusting toxins in my body constantly and was very unhealthy. Today I look much healthier and feel so much better about myself. With being healthier, I have more energy. I used to literally not even leave my bed unless I absolutely had to, but today I get a good night’s sleep and go through each day like a functioning member of society. My mind is stronger and I am way more focused than ever before.

5. I enjoy life more today

I enjoy my life today and have an inner peace that no one could take from me. In my active addiction, life was miserable and today it is absolutely wonderful. I have real friends today, go to meetings, work a program of recovery, have a good job and live my life to help others. Instead of partying and getting wasted because I’m happy or trying to relax today, I spend time with the people I care about and have recently taken up yoga as a hobby. My life is great and if I do the right thing I know that it will just continue to get better.

All in all, tday my life is nothing like I expected but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have tons of fun in sobriety and life is not even close to boring. Don’t get me wrong, there are bad days and good days but I just handle them differently today. I hope everyone has a fun-filled Memorial Day weekend! If you are seeking help with alcohol or drug addiction, please call 844-422-6926.

Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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