I woke up today (I guess technically yesterday now) feeling great. I felt liberated that I decided to stop drinking. I had a smile all day at work and was having great conversations with my customers. No cravings- until the evening. They weren’t terrible but they were there. And now it is 5am I’m tearing up in bed, I’ve barely slept tonight, and really not feeling well. I’m not sure exactly even what I’m looking for but everyone has been so great on here I just wanted to vent a little bit.
Time to double down and identify what caused you to have a drink so that you can avoid it next time.
Thankfully I didn’t end up having a drink. My girlfriend helps me stay accountable too. I guess I’m just dealing with some different emotions atm
Ah sorry mate I misunderstood your post.
Well done on not drinking. This will start building your sober muscles up a treat.
Congratulations on not giving in to those overwhelming feelings, try to ride them out, remember they to shal pass and focus on the good feelings and think positive
Good morning Justin…
In the early days after I quit drinking I found some days or nights or both had me uncomfortable in my own skin. Mostly, for me, because I was thinking/feeling/facing things I drank to avoid. And also rehashing some of the crap things I’d said or done while drinking.
After I got a bit more comfortable dealing with those feelings, and was kinder to myself and others, I started sleeping better and rehashing less.
Give it time. It will happen.
I appreciate this. I’m definitely my own worst enemy and am working on fixing that.