Good morning everyone, checking in on day 19… i’m really looking forward to the 3-week mark, having successfully got past a fortnight.
Several people on this forum have commented on “keeping busy” as a way of avoiding the urge for alcohol, or at least, avoiding the boredom that can sometimes lead to alcohol.
In my own case, and though I unquestionably agree that keeping busy is important, I can certainly say that having a lot to do didn’t stop me from drinking. I work pretty much seven days a week, and very rarely if ever take days off. My old routine was to start with some wine at lunch, and then drink gradually through the afternoon and evening as I continued working. I work by myself at home, so there certainly wasn’t anyone to look askance at me as I did my work with a glass of wine by my side.
That being said, I had often berated myself for being somewhat weak-willed and unable to stick to my plans of giving up drinking.
But now, I’m on day 19… partly, I believe, because of the help / encouragement that I derive from this application and from this forum. I like reading what the rest of you have written, and even offering a (probably worthless) bit of encouragement of my own from time to time.
Thanks everybody, it helps me to come here and to check in.
I’m glad that you’re all here, and I’m glad that I’m here as well.