Whether you are on Day 11 of Dry July, or on day one alcohol-free, you are doing something great for yourself. Today I just passed 1 month sober and am feeling great! Yes relief, healing, etc etc. There is NOTHING to be afraid of going AF and EVERYTHING to gain. I once heard a quote about being alcohol-free.
We are all terrified to go into the woods of sobriety, but the deeper in we get the more we realize that there was nothing to be afraid of.
During the initial days of being alcohol free, I found that when I didn’t know what to do, I simply did nothing. I would sit or lay down for five minutes, I found I could just be quiet and didn’t feel like I had to be talkative with my family. I found that it was okay to do nothing, it helped me to calm down and let go of the urge to drink. I didn’t talk much for the first couple of nights. Part of these urges came from habits. Cooking dinner was tough because I used to cook it while I had a beer, it feels strange to do it without the beer.
To be honest, I could not imagine putting alcohol into my body right now. It is so much easier to deal with my lizard brain with a few days of living alcohol free, than it was when I was still drinking. I know that If I drink, I would lose that. I’ve been told that living alcohol free is like putting coins in a piggy bank. If you start drinking again you crack that bank open and start over.
Read more – How to Override Your Lizard Brain
Top Ten Incredible but True Things I have learned since going Alcohol Free
10. My problems aren’t any bigger or more painful. In fact, just the opposite.
9. My check liver light went out.
8. I can go to sleep without a drink.
7. Cinco de Mayo is so totally not an important holiday.
6. I can remember all the words to “Chances Are” by Johnny Mathis.
5. My little voice can actually suggest good things to do.
4. If you ask me why I’m not drinking over and over, I’m perfectly fine with lying to your face.
3. I can thread a needle.
2. I love everybody more than I thought I could. My wife and family, folks at work, and my friends.
1. Life is great!
Driving into work this week I realized that being AF is a Super Power. Even if it only lets me feel like a normal person, I’ll take it! 😎
I’m thinking another good reason to go alcohol -free is vanity:
V Vodka and other
N Never enhances beauty
I It destroys it actually
T Then leaves you haggard
Y Youthful face ruined by drink laced?
Show your face some love
Give alcohol a shove (out of your life)
Let’s face it
Still think you’re missing out?
F Forever in the race to get
O Old and bloated in the face with
M Many alcohol health issues
O Old and ill before your time?
from Floss the author of Delusions of Missing Out – To Drink or Not to Drink
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