Being An Introvert And Alcohol Free 

My Year No Beer (Week 9)

Happy Halloween everyone! Week 9 of My year No Beer. Still 100% AF.

This week I reflected upon how being AF makes it easier to know thyself without it being masked or numbed by booze.

I’m an INFJ personality type (the I stands for Introvert) and before I knew this, I thought I was a broken misfit and completely unsociable.

Being an introvert and alcohol free, I never found I was at ease around people and found people’s superficial bullshit depleting and soul destroying to listen too. I just couldn’t connect.

I’ll be honest, in those situations, chugging a few bevvies made it far less painful for me.

Now that drinking isn’t an option and with the party season coming up I found myself this week getting a little hesitant about having to get out there and socialise when my partner started mentioning our diary commitments over the next couple of months.

The difference is, now I know myself a little better, I know that I am predisposed to this way of feeling. But I don’t need to drink to get through it and more importantly I know I’m not a broken misfit!

Being an introvert and alcohol free

Pillars of Positivity


  • 6 hrs (4 x 90 mins sleep cycles)
  • Sleeping better in general but less
  • Getting up regularly at 5.30am
  • Continuing with my morning routine. (Journaling, exercise, meditation, self-development, business development, etc.)


  • Ran 18 Km in a week.
  • 10 Km run average speed 5:39 / Km.
  • Getting consistent with strength training (Monday / Wednesday / Friday).


  • 71 Kg.
  • Maintained weight. Would like to lose a few Kg before Christmas!
  • Fasting is proving tricky to stick to. Not sure it is really for me. Going to drop it for the time being.


  • Maintaining good connection online.
  • Had my first meet greet for the OFFICE NINJA cohort. It was great to connect with people from around the world!
  • Managed to spend quality time with family and do some nice activities together.


  • Reading (20 mins / day)
  • Meditation (10 mins / day)
  • Running x 2
  • Personal development

Clear Thinking

  • Feel like I am more consistent and focussed
  • Feeling positive, optimistic and happy
  • Motivation continues to improve. Achieved a lot this week!
  • Moving out of my comfort zone continually at present to grow and develop my coaching business