The first few days were the hardest!! Once past two weeks, things seemed to get better for me. I know they will for you too! Weekends are difficult for me too. When I first tried to ‘moderate’ my drinking, I would say - I will only drink on the weekend (yeah, right!). Well the weekend would come and Woohoo! Time to drink!! And I would- drink and drink and drink!
Because the weekend was my ‘reward me for not drinking all week’ time, I sometimes approach the weekend with a bit of trepidation. The old feelings come back…‘I did great this week, time to celebrate and reward myself with wine’!! That is my disease whispering to me, making me feel that it’s ok to drink. ‘I didn’t drink all week…see, I’m not an alcoholic.’ Red flag!! Red flag!!
I found I had to rethink my weekend. There is some great advice out here from others. I like @Sassyrocks ideas about making it a hiking day or a movie day. You will be amazed at the things that will occupy your time once you stop drinking and thinking of drinking. There is a thread out here about things to do when you are bored. Remember to treat yourself kindly too. Recovery is hard work and you are fighting a battle each day. It’s ok to take it easy. Read, take walks, take naps!! You will find activities that bring you joy and serenity. I’m glad you are here with us. Thank you for your share and helping me to stay sober today