Hi @Tewy! Yes, it definitely sucks sometimes. But so much better than the alternative. This helped me with the ‘fuck it’ impulse, comes from Belle from tiredofthinkingaboutdrinking.com – she said if she ever were to drink again, it’d be okay if she did if she thought it through for a week, and after that, if she still thought it a good idea, she…[Read more]
Hi @heidi19! I like how you describe sobriety, you’re on your way there. I had so many day 1s, and I remember the crazy anxiety I had. I hope the difficult feelings pass. You’re doing something amazing for yourself. Glad you are here. : )
Hi @Shalane! If you do detox at home, check in with us regularly. Ask any questions – there are a lot of really helpful people who run the experience of addiction and recovery. Arm yourself with information – I love Annie Grace’s book and videos on youtube. Drink lots of water. Eat chocolate/fruit to help with cravings. Sleep. One of the best…[Read more]
Hi @rise2015! You have so much going on. That is so hard that your father and kids’ grandfather have cancer. Great that your friend got good news. Yes, have liquorice. The sugar will sort itself out. Early one year soberversary!! xo
Hi @Mari135! So much here, so great how you went for an early walk to process that dream, cry for awhile, and find your balance by writing it out here. Thanks for the mention, this community is special and I’m very happy to be a part of it. Your comment to my post helped me yesterday, thank-you! I keep having images of the toilet being flushed in…[Read more]
Yes, no forgiveness needed @Daisy! I would get caught up in the cycle of guilt, despair and shame, and then keep drinking. Arm yourself w more resources – keep reading sober blogs (hip sobriety.com, thesoberschool.com, tiredofthinkingaboutdrinking.com has a feature where you can sign up to be the blogger’s penpal, helped me), and listen to sober…[Read more]
Fantastic @stepstosober! It is so hard, the cravings can be intense, and great that you powered through. I don’t find mocktails triggering. And the cravings ease up soon. Annie Grace has great resources on her site, and good videos on youtube where she answers people’s questions, v helpful. I love her one on why moderation doesn’t work. : ) week-end!
Hello all! Hope you are all well out there. I had a meltdown at work today, teenage rudeness pushed me over the edge, had to come home before last class – I’m a high school teacher. I want to be able to rise to any occasion, but I cannot. Taking a breather. I hope I am restored to my more balanced self soon. What helps: walk with dog, frozen…[Read more]
I know what you mean. I also teach teenagers and at the moment I find it difficult to cope with situations I ought to be able to deal with effortlessly. It has sapped my confidence and I hope that things will level out for me soon. I neither have a dog nor a lake at hand but love everything you wrote down. Mangoes are on tomorrow’s shopping l…[Read more]
You are a legend. oxooxo
I have had moments as a teacher where I cried in the bathroom stalls over some rude behavior. It was the worst when I was just a sub since the kids eat subs alive. Having my own classes was like a lifeline compared to that, but still…hard. Just know you’re not alone. Millions of us on the planet dealing with rude…[Read more]
what a great way to take care of a situation that pushed you over the edge. What an inspiration, one you knew enough was enough and left, and two, you had the ability/ knowledge/tools to take care of the situation.
Hi @Jocord! You powered through, well done! And that’s how I feel – if I were ever tempted, I’d like to think I’d check in here. The fact of this site, having to reset my number, keeps me going. Happy day/evening! xo
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