"My Husband And I Are On That New Year, New Us Bullshit And We Are A Drinking Couple..." — This Woman Is Struggling With Dry January, And Turns Out, Lots Of Other Couples Are Too. Here Is What The Internet Suggests.
TikTok user @homebodyhustler recently shared how she and her husband were struggling with Dry January (the trend where people give up alcohol the first month of the year).
And, interestingly enough, research shows that Dry January is effective at changing your behavior around drinking. In 2014, a Dry January campaign launched in the UK found that 72% of participants were able to consistently avoid binge drinking for six months after staying sober for one month.
So, it's a good move to try it! However, lots of people who like to drink struggle with it:
But it's consensus that many are on board, they just need SOBER SUGGESTIONS for what to do!
So, besides the sarcastic ideas...
Lots of sober TikTok users had some insight to share:
1.Like putting away $5 every time you would normally drink to save up for a vacation:
2.This couple who has been sober for over a year now likes to do all sorts of things like hiking, playing games, cooking...but most importantly, just feeling proud of themselves:
3.One doctor came in with deep wisdom to just let things be so hobbies can come to the surface once alcohol isn't an option:
4.Another suggestion is to turn to yummy non-alcoholic drinks like mocktails or kombucha:
5.OR LA CROIX!!!!
6.A lot of people have taken up puzzles and shows:
7.And besides reading (which is a great suggestion), this couple has a neat idea to watch a show in another language:
8.Talking, going to bed early, and indulging in dessert are other great options:
9.Finding positive things to focus on — either together or independently:
10.And reminding yourself that once you get past the initial hard part, it will get easier and you won't even want alcohol:
11.Just doing everyday, regular stuff — like going to the movies and enjoying sober life:
12.You could even try to take up crocheting or painting:
13.And, lastly, there is always sex:
So, we wanna know: How do you live your best sober life?! What suggestions do you have for others? Let us know in the comments!!!