Oh how I love waking up on a Saturday or Sunday with no hangover. How much do I love it? Let me count the ways...
1) They start with a delicious, snuggly, leisurely wake up
2) I don't have a sick tummy
3) I don't have a pounding head
4) I don't have a steady stream of angst-ridden thoughts
5) I don't have crippling guilt and regret
6) After I get up all I do is boil the jug and feed the dog
7) I don't need to sit on the loo for an extended period of time
8) I don't need to neck a couple of pain killers
9) I don't need to check the recycling bin to see what empties are in there
10) I don't need to wash wine glasses feeling bad about myself
11) I'm not confused about my emotions
12) I'm not adding any layers of booze-induced angst on top of genuine feelings
13) Most of the time I feel very normal, calm and content
14) I look forward to my day knowing I don't have to wait for my hangover to fade
15) I look forward to the day knowing I don't have to wrestle with myself about whether to drink again that night
16) I look forward to the day knowing my family are going to get the best version of me I can naturally offer
17) I can vividly remember how miserable my hungover weekend mornings used to be and I am so grateful I don't live that way any more
18) I can spend my weekend with the glorious knowledge that I have turned my life around and beaten my addiction to alcohol
19) I can spend my weekend knowing I'm in a really cool gang of brave and amazing sober people
20) Hangover free weekend mornings are the best because they just are. If you don't believe me try one for yourself. Because no-one ever woke up regretting NOT drinking the night before!
Mrs D xxx
Just hit Day 21! I had to save this post, it’s just so perfect, and every reason I quit! 4th of July weekend is upon us and I had my son pick me up a 6 pack of ginger ale! I’m so excited! I have no desire to “treat” myself to anything more. I’m looking forward to enjoying my picnic food and lack of hangover the next day. Sick of feeling sick!
I love this post! I want to print it for my kitchen wall for the wine witch hour. Thank you!
This is exactly how I feel on this Easter Sunday morning and it is glorious!!
My favourite part of waking up with no hangover is I have energy. No more forcing one sorry foot after the other. Bright breezy happy.
So good to read .. I love the clarity it brings to what it is be sober …I need this in poster form xx
This is just what I needed. Thank you
This is fantastic. I am printing this as a keepsake in my diary x
Yup, because no one ever woke up regretting not drinking the night before 😘
That’s a great saying. I’ve pinned it to my fridge
Thank you for this, Mrs. D! So very relatable. There are things I’ve already forgotten about but such good reminders on why I want to stay away from alcohol. Oh the counting of the empties and the shame and regret…no more!
Thank you for this Mrs D! Needed a reminder today, day 16 and have a social weekend ahead (one event at a winery!) Although it will be tempting to drink will remember these reasons not to drink…and worth it come Sunday morning 🌄☺️
Thank you .. always great to have reinforcements…
Loved every word of this and bookmarked it. xoxo
Powerful and spot on, especially #9…..I would peer and see did I really almost finish the second bottle of wine??? Thankful for awareness and education throughout this journey.
I am a newbie, been lurking for what seems like for ever, have devoured your book ( and many others) love your blog and this post really speaks
to me as I absolutely LOVE waking with no hangover. I am a different person! The person who I like and can look at in the mirror, Ive been edging
towards sobriety, getting my tool box ready and dipping my toes in, ( Scaredee Cat) Todays the day, Byebye hellish existence Hello New Life.
Terrified but more excited and so much longing for life, it brings tears , a mix of nervousness, sadness, but relief and joy all mashed together.
Thank you for putting yourself out there, it has truly helped me and I know you will continue to help on this journey.
Well said, @katrina. I too felt all those emotions “all mashed together”. You can do this. Very nice blog piece, Mrs. D.