If you’re reading this because you’ve made it to 60 days (2 months!) with no alcohol, then congratulations! You are doing an amazing job, and I’m sure you’re already feeling those sober benefits stacking up.
If you’re reading this because you’re working towards 60 days with no alcohol, then: you’ve got this and these benefits will be all yours in no time.
And finally, if you’re reading this because 60 days with no alcohol seems impossible, then I can promise you it isn’t. If this party girl can make it to 2 months sober, you can absolutely do it.
6 BENEFITS OF 60 DAYS WITH NO ALCOHOL:
1. 60 DAYS WITH NO HANGOVERS
This has to be at the top of every sober benefits list because it never gets old. No hangovers. Like, at all. For 60 days (that’s 2 months hangover free!). You’ll be singing it from the rooftops as well.
2. THE BENEFIT OF SELF-CONFIDENCE
Once you’ve made it to 60 days with no alcohol you’ll be so incredibly proud of yourself, and your self-confidence will start soaring. The first 30 days are tough and many people quit after that. If you pushed through and made it to 60 days sober then you are AWESOME, and I bet you feel it too.
You’re starting to prove to yourself that you can set a goal and achieve. That you are capable of doing hard things. Once you believe in yourself then everyone else has no choice but to get on board too.
If you’re single and this increased self-confidence has you wanting to get out and mingle, then check out this post for 10 sober date ideas (opens in a new tab).
3. THE BENEFIT OF PRODUCTIVITY
One of the most surprising benefits of going 60 days with no alcohol was the increase in my productivity levels. I had no idea before that the cycle of drinking, hangover, sober, drinking, hangover, sober was having such an impact on my productivity levels.
In my first two months of sobriety I achieved so much. I managed to tick so many tasks off my to do list and that made me feel so much lighter in general. I truly felt unstoppable.
4. THE BENEFIT OF TIME
With sobriety comes a lot of spare time. Time that used to be whittled away talking nonsense at the pub, or sleeping off a hangover. If you’re used to being very, very busy then the extra time can feel a bit disconcerting, but it’s actually a huge benefit, and such a gift to yourself.
What a brilliant excuse to take up a new hobby you’ve been meaning to try but never had the time.
Read the book that’s been sitting on your bedside table waiting for you to find the time to finish it.
Spend more time with your grandparents talking about their life.
Upskill yourself in the area you’ve always meant to if you only had more time.
You’ll realise how much time you’ve wasted in the past and be grateful that you’ve got it back now.
Read more here about how to use your time more intentionally (opens in a new tab).
5. THE BENEFIT OF ENERGY
Introducing two new sober superheroes: Consistent Sleep and its sidekick: More Energy.
They might not get Marvel or DC execs too excited, but trust me, you’ll feel like a superhero.
That increase in energy is an incredible benefit of 60 days with no alcohol and it can do nothing but aid you in every area of your life. Make the most, energiser bunny!
6. THE BENEFIT OF MONEY, MONEY, MON-EY
A click bait headline would be something along the lines of “The Guaranteed Way to Make Money in Just 60 Days”.
Drinking alcohol is expensive, so not drinking alcohol is basically making you money. OK, OK, it won’t actually magic money out of thin air. But it will feel like that.
Once you realise how much money you save by having no alcohol for 60 days, you’ll be astonished. And side note: you’ll probably feel a little bit sick and regretful about how much you’ve spent in the past. Try not to dwell on that, it’s changed days now.
Hey, why don’t you use that extra money to treat yourself to a holiday? I wrote about sober travel and tips for surviving your first sober holiday. Check it out, it opens in a new tab,
If you’re just starting out on your sobriety journey then 60 days with no alcohol and the benefits that come along with it may seem out of reach. As I said earlier: if I can do it, you absolutely can do it. Give it a go. Honestly, before you know it two months will have passed and you’ll be experiencing these benefits for yourself.
Learn more about my mental health journey on the blog:
- READ MORE: 6 Things I Did to Improve My Mental Health
- READ MORE: My Mental Health Journey
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