Sober Thinking

Hi there, I’m Mrs Mac and I got sober back in 2016. By ditching the booze my whole world changed. I gained more time, more money, more energy and I’m definitely having more fun. Yes, fun!

Whether you’re thinking of taking a short break from alcohol or giving it up for good. I have lots of advice, personal stories and top tips to help guide you through.

Sober Thinking is the place to be if you want to get back to feeling like you again.

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Free Getting Sober Guide

Sober Thinking

Do you want help rocking this sober lifestyle? Then grab your free Getting Sober Guide HERE.

This guide is full of top tips and my personal advice on how to navigate the first few days, weeks and months of alcohol free living.

So, whether you’re just thinking about getting sober or have already embarked on your sober journey my free guide will help.

If you are here, then there is a good chance you are not happy with the amount you’re drinking. Perhaps you’re wondering if getting sober is even a good idea?

Well, it is because getting sober will get you back to feeling like you again.

  • more energy
  • less anxiety
  • more money
  • better sleep
  • better relationships
  • better health
  • better you

My Sober Story

Since 2016, I have lived and breathed sobriety. You can read my personal sober journey here.

I have kept a diary from my very first day sober and even though it was never intended to be published on here, I think it is important to share my sober story so you know you are not alone in yours.


I am living my life sober after countless years of drinking to excess. Drinking dominated every part of my life. I drank to de-stress, I drank to celebrate, I drank to cope, I drank to socialise. Drinking was so ingrained in my life that there was no room for anything else.

I wasn’t happy with the amount I was drinking, but I just could not stop. I thought I was the only person who felt the way I did and, I thought getting sober was going to suck; so I carried on drinking. Until one day it all became too much and on the 1 April 2016 I stopped.

You can read more about me here

Mrs Mac x