I woke up this morning thinking about a drink, and knew then today was going to be the toughest yet. Day 5 usually is. It’s usually the point where I feel better and “good” enough to think I can handle a drink. I can’t remember, but I might have dreamed about drinking, too.
The weather in my part of the world is PERFECT today, and that’s always another huge trigger for day drinking. It was almost a hundred degrees outside yesterday, but today it’s in the upper 70s and there’s this lovely breeze.
My strategy today is to just now leave my place today. I’m scared if I go out, I may end up at the liquor store. My mind is trying to find every way to justify having a drink right now. So, I literally am going to stay in. Luckily, the way the light flows into my place and the cross breezes from the open windows makes me feel a little more at peace.
Like the other day, I’ll have a cup of tea for relaxation (which really works, at least it seems like it does) and focus on the little things I didn’t complete during the week. Staying busy and eliminating temptation are my coping strategies for now.