I'm 40 years old and have a good life and husband. I've been drinking heavily for over 10 years. Not always daily but sometimes. My drinking has really escalated in the past year with the start of a new stressful job. I recently admitted to myself that I need to quit altogether, and that cutting down or moderation will not work for me. I've tried unsuccessfully to quit a few times on my own and have now realized I need help. One step is to join this community and share with others. Good luck to us all.
Good morning lovely people. Four years sober today! I’m still 100 percent happy to have made the decision to stop drinking. Life is really full on right now but it’s so much easier to navigate with a clear head and some self awareness. I’ve taken the day off and have a few self-care things planned. Today I’m just going to try to Be where I am and appreciate my life. Thank you to all the outstanding people here who have offered kindness and support. This place is truly special. Love and hugs!
I use the Headspace app and meditate most days of the week at the same time in the morning. It’s not free but I’ve really learned a number of techniques that help me in every day life and help me wind down for sleep. Overall it just makes me happier. Best wishes on your endeavor!
Congratulations on 30 days! Those tests coming up will be hard and uncomfortable at first, then triumphant and filled with joy and pride in yourself when you make it through. Focus on that second part. You’re already rocking it, you know?
Morning lovely peeps! Haven’t posted in awhile but I do check in and read through posts a few times a week. I saw Mrs-D’s post about the new site launch and the three day shutdown. I know three days without LS would have been a little hard for me in early days. I wanted to offer my contact info if anyone would like to reach out during the shutdown. It will be Thanksgiving holiday here in the US and I’ll be traveling a bit but I would be happy to offer some support. 1351 days here. I’m off to volunteer at a cat rescue this morning. Yay, three hours with kitties galore! Hope you all get some kindness and love today. Hugs!
Hi @Lizzy. I completely understand where you are at. I’m 44 and experiencing a lot of hormonal fluctuations myself. Anxiety, low mood, heart flutters; yep. I just went through about a month long depression then came out of it but then getting pimples like a teenager. Wish I had an answer but we’re all so different. I’m trying to stick to routine self care like exercise, eating healthy and getting good sleep. I use a magnesium lotion on my legs before bed which seems to help. The anxiety feels unbearable sometimes. Big hugs to you.
Hi @elhall Im sorry to hear youve been having a difficult time with it… when you said the anxiety feels unbearable I thought ‘yes, thats exactly how it feels for me too at times’. I wondered if magnesium might help, people on here often mention it in relation to mood and sleep. I was taking aswaghanda drops for a while to help with stress so Im back on those again… I will let you know if they help. Hugs to you. Xx