6 months sans alcohol

It feels like no big deal at this point.  Hardly an issue. It’s just a part of my life. I don’t drink alcohol.

A year ago, this felt nearly impossible. I could hardly imagine it. It seemed like it would be very challenging. And  sad. Sad to give up this sweet treat.

And now, it is easy. And I am grateful for taking up this journey.

Largely, it has simplified things. Whether or not I’ll be drinking is never a factor I need to consider as I make plans.

I rarely go to bars, or spend evenings sitting around drinking with friends.  And I rarely miss this.

I enjoy quiet evenings.  Bed by 10, up by 6 or 7. Time to be slow in the morning.

I enjoy feeling more comfortable in my body.  Less days feeling sluggish and disoriented from nights up late drinking.  More of my time is now spent taking care of my body, mind and spirit. Doing things that feel good and bring me happiness. Less time laying around waiting until I feel better.

And I feel empowered to know that I AM capable of following through with challenges.  I am pleasantly surprised in fact on how it’s not as hard as I thought.

What else then, can I shift in my life?  Maybe next year I’ll give up coffee….. (eek!)

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. anothersideofsam
    Jul 11, 2014 @ 19:08:10

    Well done I am hoping these are the results and changes I see in 11 months. Good work x it’s not as bad as a thought but im only a month into mine

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