How to Live a Sober Life (70 Ways to Practice Sober Self-Care)

Livia Boerger
5 min readJun 4

Earlier this year we shared a post exploring the Sober Curious Movement. ‘Sober Curious’ refers to people who are choosing to either take a break from alcohol for a short period of time or even permanently. It’s a term that describes people who are curious about different levels of living a sober lifestyle.

You could be exploring living a more sober lifestyle for various reasons and some days it’s definitely easier than others to choose to have a drink or not. Whatever your personal reasons for being sober curious, we want to help you along the way.

In this guide, we’re going to be sharing 70 ways you can practice self-care, treat yourself and show yourself some love when you’re not drinking. From hangover free mornings to enjoying a night out without alcohol, these ideas are bound to inspire you to think about your drinking habits and put yourself first, no matter the setting.

70 Ways to Practice Sober Self-Care

This blog post is meant to inspire. We’re not here to judge whether you should be living a sober lifestyle or not. Some people explore living a sober lifestyle to free up time or for the health benefits of giving up alcohol. Some people feel like they need to take a break from alcohol and others want to save money or have more clarity during the day.

Whatever your reason, come to this with an open mind and feel free to share it with a friend who you’d love to do these activities with!

Self-care ideas for a ‘hangover free’ morning

  1. Watch the sunrise (getting sunlight in your eyes first thing in the morning is so good for you)
  2. Breath in the fresh air
  3. Drink my favorite morning water (recipe here)
  4. Make your bed
  5. Spend 10 minutes stretching your body or doing a yoga routine
  6. Meditate for a few minutes
  7. Do your skincare routine or steal mine here
  8. Journal & plan your day
  9. Write down 3 things you are grateful for
  10. Enjoy your morning coffee or tea outside
Livia Boerger

Livia is a Mental Wellbeing Coach and helps womxn live with intention & prioritize their wellbeing. Grab your free self-care planner: