Do you ever find yourself saying?

that was tough or stressful I need a beer?

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It was stressful and triggering - I need to shop and spend.

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replacing it with another bad habit…lol I eat chocolate

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LOL dark chocolate has health benefits :rofl:

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I like milk chocolate, ice cream and cheese. I sound like a pregnant woman. I was told to just concentrate on not drinking and worry about the unhealthy habits later.

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Then I am like well I am going to be poor, in poverty, sick and in a fricking wheelchair - I deserve my right to spend. I am gonna die anyways so have some fun!

Not the best mentality. Yeah that was the language going through my brain

if you have the funds go for it. right now I am trying to play catch up and pay my credit cards off. Doubles here we come.

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LOL encouraging me to continue to relish in my addiction?

Nope.

Gosh that felt good! Lol

Used to!
And the: Yay! Wasn’t that good, I’ll have a beer.
And the: the sun’s shinning I’ll have a beer.
But I don’t drink. So now I do something else.
If I’ve had a good day at work I buy a packet of wine gums and a elderflower press drink on the way home.
It’s jus changing habits. Teaching the mind to think of something else instead.

Not in a long time. Now if I go through something tough or stressful I ask myself what I can do differently next time to make it less stressful or tough. Usually I create my own problems. As they in the rooms “there’s no need to pole vault over mouse shit”. Through AA and rehab I have learned coping mechanisms to deal with the everyday stress of live. I can pause, I can do breathing exercises, I can call-a-drunk and talk it out, I can look for my part in things, and I can most definitely pray. The thing I cannot do is drink or drug.

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No, I find myself saying it’s time to take a break, go have a nice dinner, watch a movie, read a book, or go to bed, etc. There are a million other things I can do besides having a beer.

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yes, but i’m trying to replace it with ‘i need a run.’

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I am replacing it with comfortable body

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Today I was definitely saying to myself “I could really use a drink!”…and it was true. But the thing is, I know it would never be just “a” drink!!! So no. I took a nap instead. :blush:

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