that was tough or stressful I need a beer?
It was stressful and triggering - I need to shop and spend.
replacing it with another bad habit…lol I eat chocolate
LOL dark chocolate has health benefits
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.
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.
LOL encouraging me to continue to relish in my addiction?
Gosh that felt good! Lol
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.
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.
yes, but i’m trying to replace it with ‘i need a run.’
I am replacing it with comfortable body
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.