Mum of 5 young boys, one with Autism and the last 2 were twins. I've always been a heavy drinker until I was pregnant and young child raising. We decided to build a house to fit all our kids and I was handed a bottle of red by the building company, after that it has progressed to a bottle a night to unwind and chill out.
I’m just onto my 9th day of sobriety after heavily drinking for 2 years (a bottle at least a night) and my kids are all sick with colds, I honestly couldn’t have felt better last night, whilst trying to soothe 3-year old twins, not having the bottle beckon, being able to be there for them when they needed me, not waking up a bit jaded… so far so good, feeling a little blessed for this new journey. Can I have everyone’s advice on what they did in the first few weeks, I’m drinking a pot of herbal bed-time tea at night which is nice, and reading more, going to bed really early….. the side effect of not drinking is I’m so tired but can’t sleep, any ideas?
Being tired is normal, you are still detoxing. Epsom salt bathes helped me a lot in the beginning. It took me hitting 90 days before my sleep patterns normalized but I was also getting off valium at the same time as alcohol so you probably won’t experience that intensely. Keep on doing what you are doing!
jigsaw puzzles worked for me. quite a ‘mindful’ activity. I’d never really gotten into them before but it seemed to give me something to focus on initially. the nights seemed so long once I wasn’t drinking them away.