Sober Screen Shot #1 :
The Power of one – I screenshotted this from my sober app earlier in the week- I like numbers and symmetry. 1 year, 1 month, 11 days sober !!!
There is a book called the Power of One, and part of the concept is:
“The Power of One is above all things the power to believe in oneself”
Bryce Courtenay, The Power of One
It reminded me of what that number 1 means in terms of my sobriety…
1- We all start with day one. You will never get to day 2 if you keep putting off that first day. It’s hard, but part of the road to recovery. Jump in-you have nothing to lose by starting. You have that power to decide which road you take.
1- One day it will get easier. The pull to drink will reduce, you will develop new ways to relax, vent, celebrate.
1- One glass is all I am away from giving it up, at any point. For me, one taste will set it all off. Some can moderate, I can’t (I’m all or nothing)
1- One person can change your life- YOU. We can help – so can Therapy, Detox, Love, and many other tools- but you have to own and be responsible for your sobriety. Treat it like a child, nurture it, care, and protect it. And it will return everything you have been looking for and more.
In maths anything powered to the number one equals itself.
It’s down to you ♥️
Sober Screen Shot #2
The devil made me do it.
He was in a bottle of red. A bottle of white. And always in the tequila bottle.
It’s easier for me to accept that the devil made me do the things that I did…otherwise I would be so filled with remorse and guilt, it would be hard to get out of bed in the morning.
I have read that alcohol changes your brain….affects your brain. Whatever was happening in there, I made some really bad choices.
I don’t dwell on it everyday…but there are some days it weighs heavy.
I am a good woman who made some bad choices. I chose to drink.
Today, and for the last 215 days, I choose a sober life. I will make everyday matter. I will be helpful. I will be kind. I will be honest.
I will not drink.
Sober Screen Shot #3
I saw this at the beginning of my AF journey, and it still has the same thought provoking effect on me now – I am ONE decision away from having a drink.
I have this on my fridge and re-read it every day, it’s like a little affirmation that today I will not make the decision to drink. As I’m moving along on this journey I’m realising that the decision to not drink is opening up a life that is new to me, one that is not set in stone.
The old life I was living ? Work, Get drunk, sleep, repeat . That life was definitely set in stone .
This decision to be alcohol-free has me looking forward to finding out who I really am, what I want to do, what do I really like, thoughts I’ve not had in many years.
I know that as I walk this untrodden road there will be many hills and turns and bumps, but I’m doing it with my eyes wide open. And my ears fully listening and a heart full of gratitude for feeling alive-
If you’re “sober curious”… If you are drinking too much too often and want to stop or take a break…or if you have stopped drinking and are trying to stick to sober!
We have to try a little (lot) harder than others
Sometimes we want to throw the towel in
Say we’re too sensitive to win
Or just don’t know where to begin
Start by being here
Start by staying near
Start by taking deep breaths
Your fists in a ball
Learning to face your fear
When you want to cry out
I don’t care!”
There’s a 100% chance
You will care later
(Points to ❤) Right there
We need to be fighters
On those days that feel so cold
So with a warriors heart
We can learn to grow old
There’s also wisdom to impart
From not having had it easy
And you could become part of someone’s survival story
Please believe me x
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