500 days ago I stopped drinking alcohol. But, why? It feels like I’ve turned my back on one of my best friends; we were inseparable. You’d almost never see me…
Woooooaaaaah, we’re halfway there! Wooooaaaahh, sober half the yeeeearrrr!
Six whole months sober is totally something to sing about. In today’s world, there are so many damn temptations, addictions and dopamine producers. We sit for hours on end mindlessly scrolling on our phones in hopes of passing time while we procrastinate on the things we’re meant to be achieving. And in the current set up, where we’re not really allowed to do almost anything, a good solid booze drinking session sounds like a pretty sweet idea. But I don’t even care about that. Why the fuck not?
Four months without alcohol is, as expected, offering me some turbulent emotions and mind chatter. I apologise if this post doesn’t make sense. Symbolically, Melbourne’s weather has turned to shit just as I flood with emotions of every type. Our steel shed rattles as high winds are blowing all sorts of thoughts around, threatening to knock everything down. Interestingly enough, it is the exact thing bringing forward such wild and uncertain thoughts that is also fetching a sort of clarity I don’t think I have ever seen. Read on. Let’s see where this takes us!
100 Days Sober. The 100 day mark is one I’ve often feared. As mentioned in previous posts, my energy levels skyrocket when I’m sober and 100 days is the previous record. A racing mind, lack of attention and inability to stop forced a what I saw as a need to crack open a drink and ‘switch off’. So is this year different? How can I make it through these turbulent times?
Today marks 60 days sober. It’s no small feat and one I’m super proud of but it is only just the beginning. In this past month I’ve contacted many friends and asked for their views on what I was like in the thick of my alcoholism. It was a bit of an eye opener, that’s for sure! Read on to find out what I learned. I’ve filtered through words from the personal accounts from a few people I asked.
Hopefully you’ve been following along on my own sobriety posts this year and enjoying hearing my tales. A big part of why I’m writing this is to perhaps inspire more people to give it a shot so this February, I challenge you to put the booze away and go 29* days without alcohol! Let’s do Sober February!
It’s a big step to give up drinking alcohol. I analysed for such a long time and like with everything I do, figuring out my ‘why‘ came first. I highly recommend finding your why so it helps make better life choices. As I said, I find the why for absolutely everything I am and all that I do so when a decision has to be made, I can do so quickly and effortlessly. So why would I give up alcohol? Find out here in my top 5 reasons why I quit booze.
Probably my biggest fear when giving up alcohol was having too much energy. In previous boozeless attempts it was my energy levels and my inability to use the influx of wall-bouncing excitement that was my inevitable downfall. If I was going to be successful this time around, I was going to need an outlet!
Like many of us do at some point, I questioned my relationship with alcohol at the end of 2019. If you ask me, I’ve never had a drinking problem as such but I think I could totally drink less. Drinking for me was a simple ‘off switch’ when I’d leave work and a social thing to do with friends. But, and we’ll dive into it further in the coming weeks and months, I will be giving up alcohol for the year 2020.