How to improve your relationship with alcohol without giving up your sanity
October 11th, 2022
For the Sober Curious...
Are you tired of your toxic relationship with alcohol? Waking up in the morning praying to a higher power to make the pain go away just to find yourself at a bar that same day? It makes me question if we’re all running around with amnesia. Some might argue that we kind of are. But I think it’s time we examine our relationships with alcohol and consider more natural alternatives, like functional mushrooms. It’s time we all take a moment to reflect on our relationships without judgment. Not everything is black and white, good or bad, sometimes things just are.
Built into the Culture
So what is alcohol and why are people so obsessed with it? Humans discovered how to brew beer before they invented the wheel. If that tells you anything about our priorities as a species. It’s no surprise that we might have a societal obsession with this stuff. It's safe to say that as we grow out of things in life, we tend to evolve as a species. Some things got left in the dust, that thing being alcohol. I mean we used to brush our teeth with clay pots… But I can’t remember the last time I saw someone do that. It’s time we reevaluate alcohol's place in society. Without the intention of banishing it all together (we know that totally works) but to create an entirely new relationship with it.
Navigating the relationship
Why is this relationship so tricky in the first place? Alcohol creates a confusing dichotomy; On one hand it helps us socialize and let loose in the moment yet on the other, we’re waking up the next morning filled with regret for telling the kind stranger our secrets. How do we navigate something that has the power to make us feel so good in the moment yet have us considering hospitalization the day after? It seems obvious that we would just abandon whatever is causing this. But I’ve been on this earth for a little while and I know that's not how humans work. We do things we know aren’t good for us, we love people who aren’t right for us, and we say hurtful things we don’t mean. It’s kind of a big part of being a human.
How do we navigate this? Knowing something is wreaking havoc on our health, but loving the warm & fuzzy feeling it brings. The answer is obvious but the reality of it is muddled. It’s not that we have to ditch it for good; we need to take a step back and realize how big of a role it’s playing in our lives. And why we should maybe stop beating ourselves up so much for falling into its inviting trap yet again. It’s time we shift the focus to creating a healthy balance.
We crave connection yet dumb ourselves down with alcohol before we socialize. We wake up in the morning with new numbers but no memories. It’s impossible to create lasting connections when you can’t remember their name even though they just said it. What if I told you there was something that could help you stay out all night and wake up the next morning ready to do it all over again.
Let's talk about functional mushrooms
A new way to connect without the hang-ups of alcohol
First of all, functional adaptogenic mushrooms are not going to make you “trip” or see vivid illusions. However, they will give you the energy you need to dance all night long and have meaningful conversations with people you might actually remember the next day. The purpose of functional mushrooms is to present the best versions of ourselves. We try and try again with alcohol but relentlessly fail to bring about that perfect ‘social self’. It’s time we give up what isn’t working anymore and try something new. Clarabe’s functional mushroom chews are a clear alternative to send you off into your night as the best version of yourself.