If you took a class called Sober Prep 101, it would teach you how to prepare – both physically and mentally – for an sober vacation.
In fact, the best way to ensure success for an sober vacation is to prepare. It’s not something you should wing, especially if it’s your first attempt at a sober vacay.
Sober Prep 101
One of my friends went on vacation for a week and sent me this picture of her fridge. She wanted to take a sober vacation and thought the first day would be the most challenging. So she stocked up on her favorite soda water. I love this picture. Preparation is the key to success right?!
Here’s my friend’s note to me, talking about how she got ready for her sober vacation:
Grocery Store Prep
It’s also a good idea to take some time to mentally prepare for your vacation.
- Envision yourself waking up early feeling refreshed and full of energy.
- Visualize yourself in situations where you are laughing and relaxed and enjoying yourself without a drop of alcohol.
- Go into the vacation with a positive mindset. Look at it as an opportunity to try new things – like enjoy and experiment with mocktails at the tiki bar!
If you’re looking for more inspiration, here’s a blog post I recently wrote about my very own alcohol free vacation at Wild Dunes in Isles of Palms, South Carolina. Also, check out Sandra’s story where she shared her experience in her very first sober vacation!
Remember, taking an intentional break from alcohol offers the opportunity to challenge, change and inspire you. You can always go back to your drinking ways, but why not challenge yourself to enjoy a new experience!