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.






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