How To Ditch Sober FOMO
The fear of missing out can creep up at the most unexpected times and be an ugly trigger. If you are struggling with Sober FOMO our guide below is here to help you!
1. Play the tape forward
Look at the next 12 hours and see where you would be in 12 hours time if you drank alcohol. What would the next day look like? How would it feel? Where would you end up? It’s important for us to be realistic about where our drinking takes us, play the tape forward and to ask ourselves if we really want to be in that place.
2. Enjoy remembering it all in the morning
Remember the times when you woke up and had to piece the night together? Message a friend and ask them what happened? Look at your uber account to see where you ended up? That feeling of uncertainty, anxiety and regret. You never have to ask yourself any of these questions again or feel this way after a night out. Whether you decided to go out and not drink or decided to stay in, you can wake up knowing exactly what you did, who with and where. Why would you want to miss out on that feeling?
3. Indulge in some YOU time
What a complete joy to have an evening by yourself being able to have a bath/shower, read a book, order/cook some delicious food, get an early night and wake up feeling fresh. Missing out on a night out can be a complete blessing which allows you some time to relax, reflect and recuperate.
4. Be grateful
Write down the 5 things you are grateful for that not drinking gives you. Here are a few of our examples 1) I am grateful I don’t have to waste a day with a hangover 2) I am grateful I got to have an early night 3) I am grateful to wake up with no regrets.
5. Remember you get to have it ALL
The irony is you aren’t missing out at all, by not drinking you are leading a life where you get to do everything, properly show up and take part in it ALL! You can go out on a Friday night and still make your exercise class on Saturday morning, you can go out for drinks on Thursday, Friday AND Saturday with no problem and be totally present. You can be there for the most important people in your life while being the best version of yourself!