Why do I want to stop drinking and live sober ?
When I boil it down to simple equations it helps me remember :
Booze + Me = No off button….. almost always drinking far too much
Me – Booze = No more stressing about how much I have already drank and then making
myself feel better (temporarily) with more booze
Booze + Me = Crushing hangovers
Me – Booze = Surprisingly good health
Booze + Me = Self loathing and depression
Me – Booze = Lightness, joy and happiness more and more often
Booze + Me = Horrid sleep
Me – Booze = More restful sleep….sometimes even fantastic sleep
Booze + Me = Dwelling on sad events from the past
Me – Booze = Living in the present and smiling more
Booze + Me = Shame of hiding bottles to conceal how much I drank
Me – Booze = Self-respect for giving up alcohol
Booze + Me = Low energy
Me – Booze = Energy to exercise most days
Booze + Me = Missed appointments and commitments because I was hungover
Me – Booze = I show up to things on time and am able to fully engage
Booze + Me = Certain early death
Me – Booze = Improved life expectancy
Booze + Me = Feeling like a slave to alcohol….I allowed alcohol to control too many of my thoughts and actions
Me – Booze =No more stressing about how much I can drink, when I can drink, if I can drink, hiding how much I drank, wondering if I am drinking more than others, how much is too much, is it hurting my health, do people know I drink too much, etc, etc, etc.
Plain and simple…..
Me + ZERO booze = Wonderful freedom
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