@Destiny – the guilt we feel is always the hardest part, but i believe it’s also the part of our brain that keeps us AF. No one ever had a wonderful and a happy life and thought, well, hey, i better stop drinking today! I know the last time I got sober, the guilt and shame a lone kept me AF for weeks!! I like how you say life is better in the raw…I’m afraid of the raw, to be honest.
Hi @Destiny ~ staying away from that first drink is very true. Without the first drink, there cannot be a 10th one (as they say in AA). Us problem drinkers can’t stop at one, we don’t want “just one.” Congrats on D65!!
Whoa @Destiny, well done! It’s good for me to hear, because I was thinking at over a month it should be easier…. but I can well imagine doing the same thing: taking a bottle for a walk around the supermarket! More power to you!
I can only guess all that feeling was held back behind the numbing that drinking gives us @destiny. How great that water is flowing and maybe like a dam that’s released, eventually the pressure will ease. xx 40 days is great!
Hi @Destiny – yay on day 2! Day 1 is soooo hard and day 2 is one minute easier. Keep getting through 1 minute at a time and it will get easier and easier. Find a AF drink that looks yummy and make it something special for you. Spend lots of time here reading everything in the posts and the sober toolbox. You can do it, you really can – keep up the great work.
Leave the soul destroying shit by the waside @Destiny and decide to have the life you deserve. Dig deep and connect with the power within you. Your strength. Your determination. Don’t allow the weak part to take over. It’s only a drink. You’ve got a whole big beautiful life and much to achieve. Shrug that shit off and bee who you really are. We will all help you. You can do this xoxo
As @prudence said, dig deep, we are a lot more powerful than we know. Retrain that subconscious mind – there are lots of great personal development podcasts. I listen to them at night and in the morning. You can do this. Climb back on the wagon . Much love xox