Today is day 324 AFF (alcohol freedom forever) for me… and it took me a long time to get here. What I have learned is that you can’t make anyone ‘get it’. It has to come from your own will and desire to change your drinking habits – whether it’s to just take a break for a month, or to cut down on days you drink or like me – to be done for good! The groups are a space where you can share this experience with others who truly understand what it means to cut out alcohol.
I remember when I first tried to do a 100 AF day stretch back in 2013 and I could barely string along a few days AF – let alone 30. In that year I managed to do ONE 30 day stretch and couldn’t muster up the will to do another.
If I am honest – it’s because I wasn’t really REALLY ready to do so. Until I was 100% ready to let it go (the alcohol) – I would come up with excuses or justifications to say it was ok to drink and I wasn’t that bad.
There are now rare times where my mind has been talking to me saying that it wouldn’t be so bad to have a break – but my patterns of thinking about a drink have now finally shifted. It started with that seed planted way back in 2013. I no longer of think of having alcohol as a reward. I now think of all the great self-care things I do for myself to reward myself after a good day.
You will at times need to go back to your WHY… and as you string along some days and start to feel better you sometimes forget the reason you chose to #LoseDaBooze
Sobriety is something you have to work on every single day. It does get easier and the voices get less loud and less frequent, but they have a sneaky way of creeping in at times (especially as the nicer weather approaches). The difference is about staying the course in terms of why you chose to quit completely or why you decided to take a break and perhaps be more mindful of when you do drink. Keep building that solid foundation of wins over booze and watch how your life will transform!!
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