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Sober curious? Ready to explore the benefits of a sober lifestyle?

Here are some great resources available right now to help you discover what is right for you!

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Put It Down?

Ever wondered why we chose the name "Put It Down"? It's more than just a name; it's a reflection of our mission. Think of it this way: sometimes, in life, you've got to put things down to pick up something even better. That's the essence of what we're all about! Our name symbolizes our dedication to helping individuals overcome obstacles and embrace the benefits of an alcohol-free life.


Our founder, Sarah Olsen, tells her sober curious story and what prompted her to name this experience Put It Down

Ten Tips To Help You Take a Break from Alcohol

You've made the decision to take a break from alcohol. So now what? No matter what length of time you've decided to be on this sober curious journey, 25 days or longer, sometimes the biggest challenge is just getting started. We recommend taking alcohol completely off the table, so to speak, for at least 25 days even if your end goal is moderation. After the 25 days, then you can decide whether to continue your sober lifestyle or to moderate your drinking. One reason for this is we want you to experience all the upsides of living without alcohol so that you can make an informed decision.


Here are ten strategies and tips To help you begin your sober curious journey.

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Set a clear goal and make a plan

Decide on the specific date you will start, what your goal is, and make a plan for how you will achieve it.

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Find Alternatives

Identify non-alcoholic beverages and activities that you enjoy and can use as replacements for drinking. Here’s a recipe to get you started: Virgin Margarita: Mix 1/2 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup agave nectar, and 1 cup ice in a blender. Serve in a salt-rimmed glass.

Find activities and hobbies to fill your free time, such as exercise, reading, sewing, crafting, or volunteering. Keep your hands busy!

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Keep yourself busy

Alcohol has a LOT of sugar in it. When you take a break from drinking, you can expect the sugar cravings to go through the roof. Stock up on some of your favorite sweet snacks to satisfy those cravings. Remember, the goal is taking a break from alcohol. Give yourself permission to eat that cookie if it keeps you from pouring a drink! You can find some great recipes here!

Sweet Treats


Be prepared for sugar cravings

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Avoid triggers

Identify and, if possible, avoid situations or people that may trigger the urge to drink. Remember, it's okay to say NO!

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Stay positive

Keep a positive attitude and remind yourself of the benefits of not drinking. Check out the Brain Hacks video below and these blog posts that talk about the benefits our members have found in their alcohol-free lifestyles.

Set up small rewards for yourself throughout the month to stay motivated. Go shopping, get your nails done, take a  nap. Get creative with it! 



Reward yourself

Take a picture on your Day 1 and then on Day 25 and compare. Keep a journal to track your progress and reflect on your experience.

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Keep track of your progress

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Make a firm commitment

Sign a non-negotiable contract with yourself to commit to stay alcohol-free for 25 days. Do whatever you have to do to get through the cravings. Give yourself the gift of not drinking for the full 25 days so you can see the benefits.


Join a program like The 25 Days

In The 25 Days you’ll get the support you need through daily material, video-chatting with other ladies, and weekly challenges.

If you experience any physical withdrawal symptoms, like the shakes, please consult your doctor immediately. You may need a more extensive rehabilitation treatment than The 25 Days offers.

Download a Free eBook!

Ready to embark on a libation liberation journey? Say goodbye to the booze and hello to clarity with our free PDF ebook! Dive into the quit drinking timeline week by week and discover what happens when you bid adieu to alcohol for 30 days. From surprising energy boosts to mental clarity like never before, this guide spills the beans on what to expect when you quit drinking. Get your free download now and cheers to a new chapter!

Read One of Our Blog Posts

If you're questioning your drinking habits or considering a more mindful approach to alcohol, you're not alone. Delve into our collection of insightful blog posts exploring the benefits of being sober. Our blog features personal accounts from Put It Down Lifestyle Members who have been in your shoes and decided to take action towards a healthier relationship with alcohol.


Ready to take the next step towards embracing a sober lifestyle? Schedule a complimentary 15-minute call with our founder to discuss your goals, challenges, and how Put It Down Lifestyle can support you on your journey. Simply fill out this form with your contact info or fill out the info on the Contact Us page, and Sarah will call you as soon as she can!

Free 15-minute phone call with Sarah Olsen!

Brain Hacks

In this short five-minute video Sarah talks about the four neurotransmitters in our brain associated with happiness: dopamine, serotonin, endorphins, and oxytocin. These neurotransmitters play a significant role in regulating mood and emotional well-being. Sarah gives examples of how you can hack your brain to release these happy hormones. Discover how small changes in mindset and behavior can lead to big benefits in your sober journey.

Brain Hacks

Download a Free Five-Minute Meditation

Meditation can train your brain to stay focused and present in the moment which can help you develop a greater sense of calm and clarity. The benefits of meditation extend beyond the meditation session itself, producing a sense of inner peace and balance throughout the day, improving focus and concentration, reducing stress and anxiety, and increasing feelings of happiness and well-being. By incorporating a meditation practice into your daily routine, you are taking a proactive approach to improving your health and quality of life.

A common question we hear is: "What do I say when my friend asks me why I'm not drinking?" It can be difficult navigating that question. Our advice is to always have a plan. Have one of the following answers in your pocket so you’re always ready.

"I'm the designated driver."

"I'm taking antibiotics."

"Alcohol doesn't serve me anymore."

"I'm taking a break from drinking for a bit."

"I have any early meeting/class/yoga tomorrow morning."

"I'm just not in the mood to wake up with a hangover tomorrow."

A good practice is to answer the question and then change the subject. Ask them a question about their life. Put the focus on them. Whatever you decide to say, just remember that you do not have to give a reason or go into lengthy explanations. It's really no one else's business why you're not drinking. You don’t need to justify your decision to be healthier to anyone. And usually when someone asks this question, it's more about their drinking than yours. Answer with confidence and conviction, embracing the benefits of being sober without apology. 

How to Answer the Question:
"Why Aren't You Drinking?"

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