Pain… And nothing but pain
I remember that. Some people would say go to a meeting. And I’d say that’s great advice.
For me I put on my ear buds cranked up some angry gangsta rap and powered walked my angry ass off. Twice a day. I was so angry that I couldn’t drink like a normie. And 2 really long hot showers a day. One of them after my afternoon power walk around when I’d usually be having cocktails. Then lots of sparkling water and a relaxing dinner.
Just for today. Don’t drink. Today’s the only day that matters.
Anything to get your mind off it… a run or walk. Music or a great movie. Just get through today and tomorrow is a new day.
Just for today every time I try quit I try some new method. Although nothing has really worked. Im trying this one now ‘just for today’ I always worry about the weekends or some dinner that I need to attend in a weeks time and then as a result of that, start feeling anxious. I think my mind also tends to shift focus after a few days. Like hey I’m on day 4 sober, let me now start focusing on my fitness. And that doesnt help, have to focus on the sobriety as top priority
Ice cream. Eat a whole gallon of ice cream whenever you have a craving. After a month your weight gain will be noticeable and you’ll start dieting and suddenly you’ll have been sober a month and the intense cravings are mild and easily dismissed. Best wishes!
Hey Kels nice to see you still fighting the good fight and checking in.
It’s nice to find a good mantra that fits.
Mine is “I’m not drinking today! And I’m probably not drinking tomorrow.” It’s been working for me.
I came across this today on an old thread. I thought I’d share it with you. Just what you need right? More reading
Anyway. Check it out if you like. Or maybe just book mark it for later. It’s got some great shares in it.