Day 11

Welcome to day 11 of my 30 days to sobriety.

Turns out I didn’t need wine to forget stuff (its actually day 12, but I just noticed day 11 failed to launch).

Before I get to 12, I want to quickly share some profound learnings I had in the homework for Day 11 (and it was Friday night which would normally be a challenge, but the stakes are now so high, I want success more than wine).

I was tasked to write down my beliefs in regarding to drinking, I got this:

  • Wine makes boring things fun
  • Fun things aren’t fun without wine
  • A day with no wine to look forward to is cr*p
  • I can’t imagine being a happy teetotaller, living an exciting life.
  • In sum; live is not fun without wine

Oh my word, thems alcoholic thoughts right there.  Looks like I got out just in time.

There will be some among you that are totally with me and scream “but it is all true”.  Which was my initial response.

Then I was challenged to play the lawyer for the Sober Team and attack these arguments.  I got further here than I expected, and transformed my story to the below, which actually I like.

I had no idea how really stuck I was in these beliefs.  No wonder I was on a slippery slope.

  • There are many fun things in my life or that I want to try that would only be fun sober (cause really no one wants to hot air balloon or drive a racing car pissed do they?)
  • I prefer to manger boring/frustration things with acceptance, mindfulness or a Karma yoga attitude
  • I am looking forward to the new activities I can explore in the afternoons and evenings while sober.

Wow that is enough sharing my soul for now.

See you in an hour or so when tomorrow goes up.

Links

www.the 30daysolution.com

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