The Unexpected Joy of Getting Sober, This Naked Mind… loved Jason Vale, Veronica Valli…soooo many once you start googling. I also love the Bubble Hour Podcast and currently listening to The Soberful Podcast, really good. This Naked Mind podcast is quite good too, although some of them are very short = might suit some people.
I am hearing you on that – one time I relapsed was on a wedding anniversary cause that’s what we used to do together, drink to celebrate anything and everything, a day ending in ‘y’ let’s face it! And I really, really deserved it – yeah right!?? Anyway, now I just really play the tape forward and think about that one glass of wine, where it will…[Read more]
Aw that is really annoying – totally understand the hurt feelings. I have had similar kind of things happen to me. I think rather than worry about it being a like or dislike situation it is simply a matter of them feeling uncomfortable with a non drinker in case they get a bit sloppy drunk. A bit like the old “what goes on tour stays on tour” kind…[Read more]
@pearl if you’d like to join them, why don’t you just ask in light hearted way, ‘if you ladies are getting together before our meeting, I’d love to join you, would you mind if I come?’. If they say they’re drinking and think you may not be comfortable, just tell them, it doesn’t bother you and you’ll bring your own. If it’s such a big deal to the…[Read more]
Thanks @truthangel and @Thin39. I am very glad I didn’t give in to it, and feel stronger for it. I have been invited to something at a pub this week and I am going to use the power of “no thank you” cause I need to give myself a bit of space after this episode. Let’s not forget the self care.
Aw @kerryjean47 – you couldn’t get a handle on it because alcohol is a sneaky, addictive substance. Not because there is anything wrong with you. The main thing is that it sounds like you have a handle on it now, which is fantastic. Give yourself a big, damn pat on the back for that!
Ok there are lots of things that can take the mind off it – take your pick. Go and have a bath, put some favourite music in your ears and blast it up loud, chocolate, sugary drinks, ice cream, journalling, binge-watching TV, buy yourself some really nice special food to eat that you don’t normally have, go for a walk, hit the gym, go for a run, go…[Read more]
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