In this post, we’re looking at alcohol, the corona-virus, and 8 resources to help you stay sober during these challenging times.
The whole world has been affected by the corona-virus, and alcohol consumption is, sadly, on the rise.
These 8 resources should provide extra support and guidance, helping you stay sober.
I’ve seen some people, particularly social media influencers, say that the corona-virus is an “opportunity” in disguise and it’s a “positive thing”.
Bullshit. Sorry. It’s not.
The corona-virus is killing thousands of people. The ripples from the corona-virus have caused a lot of pain for a LOT of people.
I fully get it. These are very difficult times for a lot of us.
That being said, there are a LOT of things going on outside of our control. That will never change.
Yet, with all this going on, there are things we CAN control. And, there are certain things we can do to help us get THROUGH the situation.
Is it going to be easy? Hell no…
But, this post is going to help you out with stopping alcohol and the corona-virus.
Resource 1: Soberclear Free Quit-Drinking Training
The first thing I’d recommend if you haven’t already seen it is to take the Soberclear Free Quit-Drinking Training.
This is a 60-minute free training session that unlocks 3 secrets around stopping drinking.
People have said the Soberclear content is a bit like the movie “The Matrix”.
In the movie, the main character Neo gets offered a choice of two pills.
He can take the blue pill, and go back to a normal life. He can wake up the next morning, go back to work and get on with his life
Or, he can take the red pill…
And he sees the truth. He sees how the world really works.
If you haven’t watched that movie, you have to watch it! It’s one of my all-time favourites.
Anyway, people say the Soberclear content is like taking the red pill.
This training will start to reveal the truth about alcohol and what is really going on.
Access it by clicking here: https://soberclear.com/free-training/
It’s a great resource to look at whilst you are stopping alcohol during the coronavirus!
Resource 2: Free Sober Facebook Communities
Now, there are some amazing Sober Facebook communities out there.
If you’re looking for some connection and some inspiration during the coronavirus, these are an AWESOME option.
I’ll be honest – there are some groups that don’t get moderated very well, and they can get quite negative and cynical.
BUT, the ones that are well moderated are worth it.
There are 3 groups I would recommend to anyone wanting to connect with others that are on the same journey:
I’ve chosen these groups because I know Simon, the admin of Be Sober and Daniel, the admin of Sober Inspired Pirates take a very proactive approach. They are always busy creating content and managing their communities.
Some of these groups have Facebook lives from members that have successfully stopped.
This can also be an excellent resource on your journey.
Resource 3: “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle
If there was one book I would recommend EVERY person stopping alcohol with the coronavirus going on, it would be this book.
This little book gave me a HUGE paradigm shift in the way I saw myself.
The book is designed to give you a spiritual awakening – and I can safely say it worked.
“A New Earth” is written by a spiritual teacher called Eckhart Tolle.
I created a video talking about this book, and how it helped me understand where my anxiety was coming from.
You can check it out here:
Either way, I’d highly recommend this book!
Resource 4: Online Courses and Educational YouTube Channels
There are a lot of people saying that they’re struggling to make progress within their life, due to the restrictions caused by the coronavirus.
I can fully empathise. It can be quite hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
However, I do think finding 20 minutes a day to work on a new skill is time well invested in your future.
If you’re new to my writing, I like to encourage readers to get straight into building a better life after stopping drinking. Working on a new skill is a great way to do this.
I’d recommend three resources for learning new skills:
This is my go-to resource for learning new skills.
Most of the stuff you want to learn is available on YouTube, for free.
Lynda is owned by LinkedIn, and the courses on Lynda are for professionals. They have a wide range of courses, from photography, to marketing, to web development.
It costs $35.99 if you pay monthly, and you’ll probably find that courses go more in-depth about a specific topic.
Masterclass is really cool – because it has real experts teaching their craft.
I’ve yet to sign up for it – but I’ve heard great things. Maybe I’ll start next week…
Resource 5: Soberclear Program
If you’re looking for a way to make stopping drinking effortless and enjoyable, the Soberclear program is perfect.
The Soberclear Program is a 15-module Quit Drinking program, designed to help you understand exactly what is going on when it comes to alcohol addiction.
Yes, it was created by me, so this is a shameless bit of self-promotion(!)
The course takes you on a journey, helping you uncover many hidden myths and truths around alcohol, addiction, belief systems are more. Students often talk about an “epiphany” moment, where everything just clicks.
They see alcohol for what it is, and the desire to drink just disappears.
This is exactly how I stopped drinking, and how I found it effortless to stop.
You can learn more about becoming a Soberclear student by clicking here.
Resource 6: Marion’s Kitchen
Am I saying that cooking home food is going to help you stop drinking? Maybe…Who knows!
But looking after yourself and fuelling your body with proper nutrition during these difficult times isn’t exactly a bad idea(!)
I live in Thailand, and currently all non-essential businesses are closed. Restaurants are only open for takeout.
That means we’ve been doing a lot more home cooking…
And, I think this is the case for a lot of countries at the moment…
It’s a shame, because a lot of restaurants are closing…For GOOD :/
Anyway, some of the food my girlfriend has been cooking recently is unreal!
I asked her how she’s been doing it – and she said I had to include Marion’s Kitchen in the post!
You guys are going to have to trust my girlfriend on this one…
Resource 7: Video Conference Calls
Whilst Zoom isn’t something I personally use that doesn’t mean it’s not a solid resource.
I’ve seen a tonne of people using it!
The cool thing about both Zoom and Skype, is that you can do “conference calls”, meaning you can have multiple people on a video call at the same time.
I’ve seen people do poker, quizzes and work meetings.
I tend to use Skype for work calls – never really tried Zoom…
If you’re miles away from your mates, or you can’t see your family, using Skype and Zoom can help remove that isolated feeling.
Feeling lonely and isolates can be challenging – especially when stopping alcohol! So Zoom and Skype are two epic resources!
Resource 8: Learning Meditation
When I first heard about all the coronavirus stuff on the news, I was finding it extremely stressful.
There are a lot of “what-ifs” we are experiencing. To be honest, my mind was going crazy with these thoughts.
The problem is, I was becoming emotionally involved in those thoughts.
Meditation is essentially being able to recognise a thought for what it is and bringing awareness into the present moment.
After doing it for a while, you end up finding enjoyment in the stillness between thoughts.
I’d say now is probably the best time you could learn meditation.
This can help reduce anxiety, and bring a more peaceful feeling in your life.
My buddy Nick Nimmin does live meditation streams, and they are at 8am Eastern, every single day.
If you don’t know how to meditate, or you don’t want to do it alone, have a look at his channel here.
This video is also an excellent resource for beginners:
A Few Last Words
If you enjoyed this post, please do leave me a comment! Did I miss anything? What have been some of your top resources?