EP 388: Reader Question – How do I stay sober as an isolated stay-at-home mom?

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A reader asks, “How can I stay sober as a stay-at-home mom with a spouse who works outside of the home? We don’t have the option of childcare for several reasons. My family isn’t nearby and my spouse helps as much as possible when he’s home but I feel exhausted and selfish for wanting time to myself.” Annie Grace shares her thoughts about being selflessly selfish and deconstructing our beliefs about alcohol’s power to make us less miserable.

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So, if you asked me about the one thing that makes This Naked Mind so different from anything else I would have to say emotion. Is the emotion people feel when they’re really ready to make a change, when they’ve had that mindset shift, when they’ve gone through all the materials and the methodology, and they get this feeling that they’re never going to get to drink again, they let that go and they think, “Oh my gosh, I never have to drink again.”

That change in emotion. And honestly, according to all sorts of new research, it is emotion, especially positive emotion more than anything else that predicates how long a change in our behavior will stick, how long it will last. It’s emotion. And so when you feel excited about a change in your life, when you’re thrilled, you’re making this new different change instead of feeling deprived or like you’ve been missing out, everything changes.

And that’s really what makes This Naked Mind stick for the long-term. That’s what makes it so different is we focus on how you feel and truly change your emotion around drinking. And if that sounds interesting to you, I want you to check out our self guided PATH at nakedmindpath.com. Enrollment in this program is closing on June 11th. So you don’t want to miss it. It’s closing now. And this is the path to changing your emotion and changing your feelings so that you can really truly find freedom in your relationship with alcohol.

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Highlights of Sober Stay at Home Mom

Being a sober stay at home mom is difficult under the best of circumstances but doing it during a pandemic and with little support makes it even tougher. Here are the highlights of how to make it work for you!

  • getting past feeling selfish for needing time to yourself
  • Being selflessly selfish
  • Choosing guilt
  • All growth happens outside of your comfort zone
  • No circumstance is the impossibility
  • staying sober as a stay at home mom is possible

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