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My own third space has been the open-air brewery four blocks from my home. Alcohol is a tricky bag to unpack for me, and for others that I know and love. Some people will be sober their whole lives or the rest of their livesand some may dabble in sobriety throughout various seasons. I know I am trying to after this hellscape of a year. Now, especially, is a difficult moment. Here are some of my favorite ways to connect and unwind—with 0 percent ABV. For a mindful way to start your day, subscribe to The Daily Gooda second read delivered to your inbox each morning with sustainable recipes, podcasts, artists, articles, and more.
Beyond habits, alcohol addiction is serious and has severe consequences for the communities it impacts. If you or someone you love is struggling, using alcohol to numb feelings regularly, or is regularly and negatively affected by drinking, seek out a local support group or call a hotline to find the best ways to help. Establish a daily meditation or mindfulness habit —you can schedule it for moments when you are particularly craving a cold one. Get good at crafting mocktails. You can make simple syrups here are seven unique onesuse your SodaStream, and add beautiful garnishes for the full treatment.
Here are some fun recipes to start with. Go on a photo walk and see your neighborhood through a new lens. Bring a pal along and make it a social call. Participate in a community cleanup and meet your neighbors. Kick back and read a collection of poetryand allow yourself to read slowly and reflect on the experience and meaning of each poem.
If you are out and about and find yourself at a bar, ask the bartender for soda water with lime. Go to your temple, church, or mosque. Or spend the evening at home in prayer. This does not have to be connected to a particular religious practice—quiet reflection and gratitude are universal. Plan a trip, or make a moodboard for your dream vacation. Give yourself the gift of having an event to look forward to, by browsing sites like Groupon. Schedule a spa day, class, or outing based on what deals you can find. Spend your free time learning more about it so that you can share even more info!
Become a volunteer or a mentor for youths. Psst—you can even volunteer online. Sip on some of these non-alcoholic beverage alternatives instead. Go to breakfast; if you can, snag takeout from your favorite local diner and set up a brunch picnic in the nearest park. Or, host brunch at your home with elaborate fixings. Or, skip the food altogether and host a coffee or tea cupping. Invite your guests to bring their favorites and discuss the experience together. Do a mental health check in. How are you, really? Write it out or talk it out with a friend or your voice memos app. Keep a basket for garments that could use a little TLC.
Instead of sipping on a boozy beverage while you watch your favorite show, give them a new life by darning them.
Make body butter or other zero waste toiletries. Spend time pampering yourself in private. These sex toy s are a fun addition! Explore your family tree by contacting your family members to preserve their stories or via Ancestry. Start a scrapbook and enjoy the walk down memory lane.
Spend time with your loved ones—or just have a quiet evening alone. Start learning a new language with one of these apps. Go through your clothes and have a fashion show for yourself—what still fits? Which pieces suit your lifestyle? Only keep the pieces you love and resell or donate the garments that still have life left.
Set up a still life or find a beautiful location for inspiration, and dive into watercolor painting. Need a little metaphor for picking up scattered pieces right now? Give puzzles a go. Brush up on your basic survival skills and create preparedness plans for any emergencies in your area. Get to those home repairs and projects that have been on your list for a while.
Follow a makeup tutorial online. Seriously, someone please teach me how to use eyeliner. Get on a bike! Call your parent or grandparent, cousin, aunt, nephew—you get it. Get in touch with your family chosen family works too!
Or better yet, get dessert. Host a craft night. This is something you can do solo or with friends even virtually! Giving yourself something to do with your hands is a helpful deterrent for habitual sipping. Have you misplaced the hot glue gun, or just plain not into crafting? Grab some supplies for an at-home manicure and pamper yourself a bit. Have a music sharing party. Attend a sound bath, or listen to one virtually.
Set yourself up for an evening of reaching out to your elected officials, ing petitions, and advocating with others in your community remember those high school classes that could have been improved? Reach out to your former principal! You can always write gratitude notes to your local officials as well.
Yes, even to that same former principal!
Light a candle, then make your own candles! Repeat indefinitely. DIY a little punch-needle rug for your bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen— tutorial here. Explore your surroundings in a surprising new way by going geocaching or becoming a Randonaut. Clear out your inbox. While it may not sound fun, it has mental wellness benefits. Do an exercise outside of your usual movement routine; try out yoga, dance in the kitchen, or do slow and steady hill repeats. Take an afternoon nap! Bonus points if you have a person, pet, or cozy blanket to snuggle up with. Video chat with someone in a different time zone than you.
Have a friend or family member overseas? Stay up late or plan to wake up super early to chat with them and catch up.Drink tonight saturday
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