Three Reasons to Not Waste Time Before Getting Sober

Three Reasons to Not Waste Time Before Getting Sober

Knowing that you are not polluting your body with those toxins makes you healthier and stronger

If you are struggling with addiction, you have successfully used denial, justification and rationalization to maintain your habit. However, you can overcome these obstacles, get the treatment you need, and live a more productive and healthy life. To give you additional incentive to seek treatment, to learn more why you don’t want to waste time before getting sober, you might want to consider these three reasons:

  1. It is a positive move for you
  2. It is a positive move for your loved ones
  3. It is a positive move for your community

Insights into how getting sober is right for you, your loved ones and your community come from several posts including “Avoid Depression: 10 Reasons to Get and Stay Sober,” “10 Reasons Why Sober is the New Cool,” and “10 Reasons to Stay Sober.”

Getting Sober is Good for You

Probably one of the first things that you notice after you are sober is you don’t ever have to deal with a hangover, which used to take a toll on you physically, mentally and emotionally. You will have more joy in experiencing a day rather than sleeping through it. Knowing that you are not polluting your body with those toxins makes you healthier and stronger.

In addition to having more energy and clarity, a side benefit to the internal healing that is taking place is that your physical appearance will improve considerably. You have moved away from sick and tired to healthy and strong.

There are many emotional benefits to being sober as well. You are no longer hiding from fears or uncertainties that led you to abuse drugs or alcohol. You don’t have to numb your feelings any longer because you are attending to your struggles with newfound power and embracing your healthier mental attitude.

With more emotional stability and a clearer mind, you are now available to reach your dreams. You know what it is like to make a commitment to stop abusing drugs and alcohol and you can take that committed sense with you forward to meet other goals you have for yourself.

In addition, you will clearly have more money now that you are no longer spending it on drugs and alcohol. With a solid plan and some financial resources, you can achieve many of your life goals.

One of your greatest personal achievements is that you worked hard for your sobriety and knowing that you were strong enough to do that gives you confidence to deal with other life challenges. You now know that you don’t have to hide, numb yourself, or zone out; you can take these skills with you as you deal with other stressful things life throws at you.

Getting Sober is Good for Your Loved Ones

Everyone knows that an addict’s problem is also a problem for their loved ones, family and friends. The destruction that addiction causes in these relationships can be repaired in many cases and brings rewards including the following:

  • You will no longer have to make excuses, lie, cheat, steal or avoid people who genuinely want to be a part of your life.
  • Your friends and family will enjoy being with you because they know that you will not be behaving in hurtful ways.
  • Loved ones will be able to count on you again and trust that you will keep your word. Even more importantly, you will gain confidence in trusting yourself again.
  • You can now have honest, deep and lasting relationships that are built on mutual interests, love and the ability to commit to yourself and others.
  • You can have relationships that are stronger, built on respect and trust, and can grow into lifelong connections.

A rewarding life is one in which you achieve goals and engage in meaningful, loving and lasting relationships. Getting and staying sober is the way to achieve this type of life.

Getting Sober is Good for Your Community

The primary reason you should get sober and stay sober is for you. Your physical health, mental well-being and emotional stability are worth fighting for and are your rewards for getting sober. The secondary reason is to gain the trust, love and respect from your family and loved ones. However, another reason to get sober is for the impact that your journey and success will have on others in your community including the following:

  • You will no longer have encounters with your community in a state of intoxication. Those poor decisions you previously made that could cause harm to yourself and others are in the past and you can work towards making amends.
  • You will make the world better by being nicer as well as extending a helping hand to others.
  • You can serve as an inspiration to someone. Your story, your hard work to get sober, and your commitment to staying sober affects everyone around you and spreads a message of hope.
  • People may come to you more often for advice on life. They know that you worked hard to achieve your sobriety and that you will be candid with them. When people know that you set a goal, stuck with it, and continue to work on yourself, they know you are someone that is reliable and trustworthy.

A sober life benefits you and everyone you encounter.

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