Picked up the bottle of vodka and opened it . I put the cap back on and put it back . I am not going to break my goal . And the fact its so hard makes it feel so much worse . I hate this
But you didn’t…
You made the right decision.
And that’s a huge step.
Urgh God that sounds so hard
Were you in the shop when this happened or do you have the vodka at home? Just i know myself if i had it at home id just need to tip it out, i couldnt stand the temptation when i was feeling vulnerable.
Hope you’re ok that must have been a nasty shock
I really just wanted to cut back for awhile . Give myself a break from it all . I reached my goal of three days but that sounds so small i cant call that a break . The thought of a drink isnt appealing . I was thinking what would i even want and everything that comes to mind is blah … i know i wont like the end of this journey so i put it back . Im just so used to having a drink man this sucks
It was at home . I dumped everything out . That was my hubbys . He was supposed to take it out of the office . ( our house and office are on same land ) i saw it and i was temped but i did not drink it . Now i have a headache again and im super edgy
Of course it sucks!
It gets better with every single time you are going through this craving.
What is “a break from it all”?
What are you trying to escape from?
Do you have support?
Every single person here understands that it sucks. You are not alone
Break from one drink or 7 . Just chill out for a bit . But now that i see how hard just 3 days are i am thinking i need to keep going . I just dont know if i really want to
Excellent well done, that must have been so difficult you should be really proud of yourself for doing that you know that takes some serious strength
Can you maybe do something kind for yourself? Maybe a nice bath and bed early? (idk what time it is where you are)
I have two kids and a hubby . Cant really do any of that lol
The first few days/weeks are the hardest, it WILL definitely, i promise you, get easier.
Its one day at a time. Dont think about forever, just today, this hour, you can do that youve just shown you can.
Get your reasons clear and keep going.
It’s normal to struggle.
Hang in here.
Share your feelings if you want.
When I first quit, I didn’t know if it was for a day, or for a week, or a month, I just knew I didn’t want to drink that day. When I felt like I wanted to quit quitting, I told myself “just one more day”. Just give it one more day, see how you feel then. I kept doing that and next thing I knew, a month had passed, so I gave it one more day. Then two months followed by three. Eventually, I really didn’t want to go back. I was sleeping the best I ever had, I was present and alert. My relationship with my wife and kids was better, I was productive, wasn’t always tired and sick.
The benefits of sobriety far outweighed the benefits of drinking, that much was clear. I began to change my relationship with alcohol and never looked back.
So, if you’re stuggling to see the point, just give it one more day.
Of course you don’t want to you would be a crap alcoholic if you didn’t want to drink . I’m a few years into it now and I’m going to want a drink for the rest of my life.
It’s about not taking that selfish action and always doing the next right thing.
It’s just one day at a time.
Congrats on your sober days
And i am always determined to be the best at things i do . So i am not slipping even w alcohol lmao
Thank you for this ! That is exactly what i say each day . I literally said today i may not drink just to see how i feel bc i really hate being so tired and sick
It’s really hard to be sick and tired with hangover and take care of a family. Fight the good fight.
Good Job never look back
It can be confusing. You’ll get it