Positive New Things to do Now You're Alcohol Free

Positive New Things to do Now You're Alcohol Free


Positive New Things to do Now You're Alcohol Free

Congratulations on stopping drinking! You've gone sober and you're determined to stay that way. But something's niggling at you, especially during the evenings... basically, you don't know what to do with your time now you're not drinking anymore!

Boredom and anxiety are common among the newly-sober. How are you meant to fill your time when you'd normally be drinking at home or out getting drunk? Maybe you still go out but you feel awkward being the only one in your group of friends that doesn't drink? Well, there are hundreds of positive, fulfilling and exciting ways you can occupy your time - and actually have fun without alcohol!

Enrol on a Course
Join an evening class to learn something new or take up a hobby you always wanted to try.

Get Back to Being You
Revisit an old hobby you once loved! Take up yoga and meditation. Write a journal or blog.

Take Time to Nourish Your Soul
Read a book or learn to cook. Start walking, gardening or painting. Travel and see the world!

Get Active and Healthy
Improve your fitness and boost your new healthy lifestyle with home or gym workouts.

Be Grateful for Your New Life
Make a gratitude list to help you focus. Give away old belongings or try volunteering.

Focus on the Future
Create a vision board of your goals to motivate yourself; where do you want to be?

Surround Yourself with Loved Ones
Spend time with family and friends or make that phone call! Their support will keep you going when the going gets tough.


Quitting alcohol isn't easy, but with the right tools and support, you can do it. And when you do, you'll discover a deeper connection to yourself and to others - along with some amazing new opportunities for positive personal development!


Need some help to stop drinking or become alcohol free try The Sober Wellbeing Calendar full of helpful tips and advice on giving up alcohol.