One of the most irritating things about sobriety is getting left with a bunch of thoughts and feelings you have no idea what to do with.
One minute, you’re fine, and the next you’re thinking about a million stupid things you did when you were drunk. Maybe you’re worrying about everything that hasn’t happened yet, but could. Or maybe you’re beating yourself up.
These thoughts intensify. You struggle to turn them off.
Your instinct is to drink so you can settle down. BUT WAIT! You can’t drink, and so panic sets in.
You want to drink and you want to stop thinking about everything swirling inside your head. But you can’t do either and it’s driving you bonkers.
After the third or fourth day of this, it’s enough to make a person give up.
And many of us have. Myself included.
You can’t white knuckle sobriety. It’s too hard. You need tools – a place to direct all that crazy-making energy.
One such tool is journaling.
It might not be the latest, trendiest tool in the toolbox, but it’s effective.
Journaling has several known benefits. It almost feels too simple. But the truth is, most people quit drinking through simple actions done consistently and a relentless commitment to the process.
Journaling can help with that!
If that feels overwhelming or you don’t have the first clue where to start, these guided journals can help you get the clarity, insight, and tools you will need to get going on this journey.
The Deep Dive Edition is designed for people who have started their sobriety journey and want additional support doing “the work.”
You’ll get 84 pages of prompts, workbook pages, bonus resources to manage cravings, and a reflection section to do some deeper exploration.
This journal helps you get at the roots of your drinking, its emotional impact on your life and the lives of those around you, and start down the path of forgiveness.
Additionally, you’ll connect with the benefits of sobriety, what a sober future looks like for you, and rebuilding a relationship with yourself and others.
There’s A LOT in this one. Do the activities in whatever order you prefer at whatever pace fits your life.
You’ll get 47 pages of prompts and workbook pages, including an in-depth bonus section to help you bounce back from any slip ups.
The Early Sobriety Journal focuses heavily on helping you understand WHY sobriety is right for you, understanding your motivation to quit, and creating an actionable plan to deal with the triggers, stress, and other obstacles you may face along the way.
This is an excellent resource to wrap your head around STARTING the journey.
You do NOT need to purchase them separately. You can get the entire bundle for the discounted price of $16.99.
Yes! You can type directly into the journals from your desktop.
There are several apps that allow you to write into PDF files and digital products. Check out GoodNotes, PDF Expert, or Notability. (There are others as well).
Important Note: When you receive your journal, it will take you to a Google Doc. YOU MUST DOWNLOAD THE JOURNAL and SAVE IT TO YOUR DEVICE. This is super important. In order for your written work to save, you must type/write directly into your SAVED copy.
You sure can! But PLEASE remember to SAVE A DOWNLOADED COPY to your DESKTOP.
In the event you forget to do this or experience any issues accessing your journal, do not hesitate to reach out. I am happy to help!
This is my preferred method of journaling as well. You can either print the entire journal OR print the pages as you need them.
If you like to write for several pages (guilty!), just print out as many pages as you think you’ll need.
Although, again, you CAN type into them from your computer (and save a few trees in the process). I also have a print version available on Amazon.
If you have ANY problems with your journal, do not hesitate to reach out at [email protected].
I will personally work with you to ensure you have proper access to your journal.
If you absolutely hate your journal and want a refund within 14 days of purchase, please email me at [email protected] with the refund request and the email you used to purchase the journal.
Get the Write Your Recovery early sobriety journal on Amazon.
This is the print version of the Sober(ish) Early Sobriety Journal without the hyperlinks to additional resources (for obvious reasons).