Obviously the very first and most important thing I do every day is, I don't drink!
Despite Lockdown and the risks from COVID-19, and the disruption to my work, my home life and all normal routines, I'm still sober, which is a huge thing and something I am very proud of.
I also find that having structure to my day helps me to stay calm and cope with the difficult family situation I now find myself in.
One habit I have kept up is that I still write every day in my journal, I have come to really value the reflection and clarity of thought it gives me. I also have found it very interesting to read back what I was writing four months ago about how I felt.
I still start the day with a podcast from Belle and I still write my daily affirmation as the first entry every day in my journal, I have refined what I say though, to reflect what has become "my message" i.e. the set of words that work for me.
"I won't drink today, it makes me feel ill just like gluten and dairy do. I don't eat them, and I don't drink alcohol, either. Alcohol makes me depressed and unhappy. I don't do things that make me depressed and unhappy. I choose to do things that make me happy and healthy and bring me joy."
I take my vitamins every morning when I wake up. I do my Headspace meditation first thing in the morning and last thing at night. During the day I also do some EFT/Tapping.
I make a point of going for a walk in the fresh air for at least 30 mins and I also make a point of sitting down and reading or listening to music or a craft or just relaxing for a couple of sessions of 10 mins every single day.
None of this takes up a lot of time or takes me away from essential work. All of it is essential for *me*, to keep me calm and settled and sober. All of it keeps me focused on feeling loved (by me), rather than thinking I'm broken and rubbish because once I start to feel rubbish then Wolfie and his "drink now" voice might start to get louder, again.
Last thing at night, before I settle to sleep I relax and concentrate on my breathing and think of three positive things about my day. Sometimes it's very easy, sometimes it's very hard but there are always three things I can think of, even if one of them is "no hangover", another is "a nice cup of coffee today" and the third is "I'm healthy today" . Usually there are better and more interesting things to be pleased about!
So, not much has altered since I started being sober - I guess I am working on the basis that "if it ain't broke don't fix it!"
I hope this has been helpful, it's what works for me anyway :)