Slow clap for Dry January. I can’t believe I did it! If you’ve been following along, you know how important this commitment was for me–so I break down my experience with Dry January in this episode. I get honest about my relationship with alcohol and why I wanted to explore sobriety. I share some of the wild revelations, physical and mental manifestations, and overall clarity I’ve received from giving up alcohol for 35 days. Other than the physical benefits (which we all know about), I share some of the mental, emotional, and relationship-level transformations I’ve experienced and how it has majorly impacted every arena of my life.
If you are currently exploring options of sobriety or want to discipline yourself with a challenging detox of sorts, this episode will give you the encouragement to GO for it!!
If you are currently experiencing problems with alcohol addiction, you are NOT alone and there are solutions. Click here to visit the registered AA website for resources and to connect with a chapter near you. There’s no shame in getting help, sis.
Looking for the noteworthy moments in this episode?
3:25 – My relationship with alcohol growing up and in my 20s.
5:15 – Giving up a bad habit or addiction when you HAVE to vs when you WANT to.
9:06 – 35 full days of Dry January! Holy fuck!
9:37 – A bad habit is like a toxic parent.
10:00 – I’ve always put pressure on drinking at events or looking forward to “drinking.”
10:42 – Having my first drinks after Dry January at a rich-ass gala.
11:30 – I feel like sober Tay is was more chill than my usual outgoing self.
12:54 – Alcohol is so ingrained in my life that people associate me with drinking, alcohol, “a good time,” etc.
13:19 – The most powerful thing I’ve discovered after being sober for 35 days…
14:39 – You have to push yourself to step back from unhealthy habits/addictions in order to see what’s truly underneath all of it.
15:18 – Rediscovering who I am underneath the alcohol.
16:24 – When you start caring about your mental, emotional, and physical health and wellness, it’s mind-blowing how much you can change.
17:55 – The physical benefits of sobriety are life-changing.
19:10 – The mental benefits of sobriety bleed into our self-awareness, self-confidence, and emotional intelligence.
22:28 – Imagine even on your best days, you’re only operating at 60%.
24:29 – Don’t overdo it, so you don’t loose it.