I have tried a number of AA meetings as well, and it hasn’t worked for me either. I have read a few books on sobriety, but I find that podcasts really help me. Jean at ‘The Bubble Hour” is a great one, she found sobriety in her own way as well. Maybe that’s why I love her podcasts. Be well 🙂
Hi all, just thought I would check in and thank you for your posts. It does me good to know that your there and that we are all a daily work in progress. Early sobriety for me, is finding little treasures day to day. Yesterday I caught myself laughing with my friends but on a deeper level, more connected, maybe more ‘in the moment’? When I drink I feel so very alone, even when I’m not. I’ve also found that what I eat seriously impacts how I feel, and how my body reacts. When dealing with a hangover how was I do identify any food reactions really? All symptoms were put into the ‘hangover’ pile. Anyway…..be well today everybody.
I don’t do conflict well, so I tend to avoid it at all costs. Yesterday, sober me dealt with a situation that has been upsetting me for a very long time. I tried to give it the best approach, and I didn’t like the feelings that came with it. I powered through and was surprised that my choice of words described my feelings so well. I felt so good emotionally for the whole day afterward, and was surprised at how heavy that load was after it was removed. Today is 7 days sober, not such a big deal as I’ve had quite a few 7 days recently. This certainly is a process for me, but I hope with each fail my resolve becomes stronger for the next go around until I’m firmly rooted in my sobriety.