Deciding to quit alcohol, being sober, and then maintaining your sobriety is not an easy sequence of decisions. It takes a ton of commitment and perseverance to actually go through the process. However, regardless of how long you have been sober, it is an astonishing achievement nonetheless. As of this year, Karen Thomson has been clean for 18 years and is proud of herself for coming this far.
Karen, the founder of The Sugar-Free Movement and Super Sexy Sobriety, has one thing on her mind at the moment: to make sobriety sexy and wild, freeing it from any shackles of stigmatization.
Super Sexy Sobriety encourages people suffering from addiction to embrace sobriety and focuses on healing their relationship with alcohol and other additive substances. The sobriety movement is founded on a few guiding principles, and Karen believes that once you start practicing those, it gets less challenging to deal with abstinence.
First and foremost, take it easy, and do not be hard on yourself. Focus on sobriety one step at a time with the help of a community that supports and inspires each other.
Next, keep a goal in your mind and don’t devalue yourself thinking you will not be able to attain your objectives. We can be anyone or anything if we put our minds to it. In short, dream big and limit the use of “what ifs” in your life.
Do not forget about your body and soul when you begin your journey to sobriety. Give them the nourishment they deserve. Moreover, move your body every day in whatever way you enjoy: Running, dancing, or even doing squats. Taking your sobriety as a lifestyle, and not a quick fix, is imperative. You are doing this so you could be in your best shape!
Karen emphasizes that while embracing sobriety, it is important to surround yourself with the right people. People who bring out determination, positivity, and joy in you. The external world has an impact on your inner world, and vice versa. Good people allow you to think better, which further affects how you perceive and deal with the world.
Lastly, learn from your failures. The best way to do that is to take your failures as a lesson in disguise. Karen would not be the person she is today had she fixated on her defeats. All her past mistakes and bad decisions eventually built her up.
In a nutshell, thanks to Karen’s approach, sobriety brings freedom and feels less of a burden. If you wish to learn more about the inspiring Karen Thomson and her relationship with sobriety, be sure to watch out for My Super Sexy Sobriety Podcast, which launches very soon.