Another great post @hammer123 . Thanks. I have no regrets also, I’m so pleased that I finally figured out that drinking isn’t necessary, I think having regrets would make it that much harder in the beginning. Enjoy your day. 🙂
Today my counter says 1000 days. Ain’t that a grand number… 😉 It’s a smidgen over three months until I reach three years. Sometimes I’m in two minds about the whole celebrating the milestones. On one hand I LOVE acknowledging milestones and awesome numbers, but on the other hand I also recognise that being alcohol free is who I am and is just part of normal living. Hmmmm. Then again I am pretty darn pleased with myself about it all so I guess I will think of acknowledging milestones as part of my ‘self-care’… And ‘self-care’ is so important, for everyone not just for those of us who have overcome something… maybe we have a better understanding of that though. Here’s one of my favourite quotes from Brian Tracy… “Every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decision that you are going to either do something or stop doing something.” Anyhoot, have a fabulous day people, I know I will.
Yay for an early finish. 🙂 I haven’t read The Book Thief, although I have heard of it… and I’m currently book-less so I may look into it. I’ve just finished re-reading the Flowers in the Attic series lol That sure took me back to my teens 😉 Have a great day @Ro
Good stuff getting though. Our minds are tricky things; latching onto something and overthinking it. When I think back I’m sure I used to look for issues that would mean I would ‘have’ to have a drink. Today will be a better day!
Welcome. I read ‘The easy way to control alcohol’ by Allen Carr after reading Mrs D’s book. Those two books in succession set me on my way. I like finding out about the science behind why we drink, how to break habits etc so I also enjoyed ‘Alcohol Explained’ by William Porter (the first 5 chapters are free online). There have been a few others over the years, including This Naked Mind, but I’ve got to say it was the first two that cemented my decision that I wasn’t going to drink anymore. I’m sure there will be more people here that will have more suggestions as well as podcasts, websites (like Hipsobriety) etc. You’ve made a super decision to remove alcohol from your life. It really isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. 🙂
You’re going through a tough time at the moment. It’s good to acknowledge your feelings but don’t let them take you down. Perhaps go for a walk or a surf. It’s a good thing you don’t drink as that stuff will make it all a hundred times worse. Take care.
Thank you!!! oxoxoxoxoxxo Your reply made me feel less alone. I do miss the old familiar faces and colors and layout of the old forum. But such is life eh…onward and upward. And who knows….this way we probably reach more people and at the end of the day it’s all about being visible and letting others know there is help. oxoxoxo
Love your user name 🙂 It’s great that you are aware of approaching your ‘danger’ day and are acknowledging and planning for it. Remember, just because you crave or feel like a drink doesn’t mean you have to have a drink. 🙂
Thank you, this is such good advice. I was an after work drinker so the 5 o’clock time is when It hits the hardest. I was telling myself that on the way home – just cuz you want to doesn’t mean you have to. ❤️ Thank you so much!
Congrats for your alcohol free Friday night 🙂 You say Saturday will be harder so make sure you have something else ready to drink ( sparkling lime soda was my go to) and keep you mindset positive knowing that you don’t drink anymore. 🙂