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You're a Dolphin
aka Sober Curious

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YOU ENJOY A DRINK AND HAVE HAD GREAT TIMES (AND NOT-SO-GREAT TIMES) ON THE BOOZE IN THE PAST, BUT NOW YOU'RE READY TO EXPLORE A LIFE LESS INTOXICATED.
YOU'VE COME TO THE REALISATION THAT TODAY'S PARTIES ARE TAKING A GREATER TOLL THAN THEY ONCE WERE, AND DAMN IT, YOU'VE GOT THINGS TO DO!

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Always stay curious about who you are.

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Dolphins are intelligent, inquisitive, sociable animals, and just like the dolphin, you're ready to investigate what's around the next coral reef and see if it can provide you a better life than the patch of ocean you're swimming in right now.

 

You're curious about new experiences and how you can enjoy them with less booze, and while you may not be 100% ready to ditch the grog, you are open to the possibility - you've begun questioning if alcohol is still serving you and what role, if any, it should have in your life in the future.

 

Yes, being sociable and living a full life are important to you, and you may be worried about how kicking booze to the curb will impact your social life. But you've likely dipped your toes into the water with a few sober events and found that they actually have just as much to offer as the usual shot-fuelled chaos of an average night out.

 

Plus, you're starting to really appreciate waking up hangover-free and ready to take on whatever swims your way.

 

By exploring a sober curious lifestyle you are choosing to prioritise your own physical and mental health and well-being, which can only be a good thing. You've made a choice to improve your life, and while it may sometimes present challenges, by keeping a clear head, you'll be in a much better position to face those trials head-on.

 

A SOBER CURIOUS LIFESTYLE CAN HELP YOU FEEL...

Empowered and self-confident:

By making mindful choices about your drinking habits, you regain control over your life and present yourself confidently in any situation. No more embarrassing brain-fog in the middle of the Monday morning meeting!

 

Physically & mentally rejuvenated:

As your body detoxifies from alcohol, you'll experience increased energy, better sleep and reduced anxiety, allowing you to tackle challenges with vitality and put more emphasis on self-care.

 

Smug AF:

As all your mates complain about being hungover to hell (again!) while you're off to enjoy life at full swim!

 

CHALLENGES...

Peer pressure:

Dolphins are sociable creatures, and any socialised animal wants to be accepted by the pod, so you may sometimes feel pressured to conform and submit to what those around you want. Until you make a declaration that you are fully sober (if that's your goal), others may see it as their place to try to bring you back to your old ways (it's not!).

 

You don't have to be aiming for complete sobriety to consider yourself sober curious, so it's important to remain steadfast in your commitment to yourself, whatever you've decided when it comes to drinking.

 

Set-backs:

It may be tempting to feel that you've failed or have to 'start again' if you do end up having a few too many drinks on a night out (or a night in), but remember that being 'sober curious' is not the same as being 'sober' or 'in recovery'. You're free to choose to do what you want when it comes to drinking, and the only standards you need to adhere to are the ones that align with your life principles and long-term goals.

If your drinking habits start to go against those, you'll soon be giving yourself a rude awakening and can re-set your path to achieve the life you truly want.

 

Triggers:

If you are on a sober curious path because you want to ultimately remove alcohol from your life altogether (remember that's your choice, and there are no rules or expectations to being sober curious), then be aware that certain times, people and places, may trigger your desire to fall back into old habits, so it's important that you provide yourself with a toolkit of tactics to fall back on when you need them:

- quit-lit

- magazines

- podcasts

- Facebook groups

- sober(ish) Instagram pages

- a good friend

- journaling

 

These are just a few suggestions that have worked well for some people. Keep trying different resources until you find what fits with your needs.

 

If all else fails, take yourself off to your happy place and treat yourself to something decadent that doesn't revolve around booze, and pat yourself on the back for trying to achieve something that most people are too afraid to even attempt!

 

0% DRINKS FOR DOLPHINS TO TRY...

 

Beer: Days Brewing Lager & Pale Ale (0.0%)*

Wine: Oddbird Spumante (0.0%)*

Spirits: Lyre's non-alcoholic spirits (0.0%)*

Something different: Bemuse Non-Alcoholic Honey Wine (0.0%)*

 

WHAT NEXT?

Dolphins are constantly exploring and learning. They are open to new information and want to absorb all they can. You can learn more about the people, places and brands leading the low-and-no-alcohol revolution by subscribing to Low No Drinker Magazine online or in print, listening to the podcast on your favourite player or watching on YouTube.

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