Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Harder and harder

Today, I have been sober for 20 weeks, but the holiday season is bearing down on me like a heavy weight. I'm bored, I'm lethargic, I'm lonely, and I'm sad... A terrible combination that can easily send me over the edge. I need to distract my mind... That damn videogame can't get here quick enough!

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  1. Distract yourself however you can; if you do it long enough, the craving will pass. Read, take a walk, sketch, clean house, play with the cats, whatever activity you can think of not to pour yourself a drink. Find things to be grateful for, make a list of things that made you laugh or smile in the last week, see the ways you are fortunate. Get out your spiritual toolbox and make use of it. Journal about how you're feeling. Remind yourself that the brief good feeling you might have by taking a drink will soon be followed by a longer lasting not-so-good feeling. Hang in there my friend, you can do it!

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    1. Thanks for all the support, soulsis. It's much harder this year than any previous ones. I've dropped the alcohol, but now I'm overeating... Guess I substituted one addiction for another. It's a vicious circle too... The more I put on weight, the more I get depressed, the more I eat. Weather isn't helping either. It's been raining a fair amount now, so makes going for walks difficult. **Takes a deep breath**

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