I have to admit to feeling very low today. Some health issues are hanging over me, and I can’t settle down. Sometimes my sober mission feels pointless to me: trying to live healthily, and then finding there are things wrong with me anyway. The line between self-care and sabotage is thin today.

I am sorry not to be upbeat. And I am sorry that I can’t be more specific about what’s going on.  Which makes this post a sad thing, so I’d better sign off for today, Day 3, and hope that tomorrow is brighter.

11 thoughts on “Despondency”

  1. Every day that you don’t drink is a day that you are doing the absolute best for your health that you can. I am sorry that you are feeling down, and dealing with health issues. I have been there, and all I can say is keep going and life gets better and easier.

  2. I’m sorry to hear this. I’m certain you know what to do without the rest of us giving you advice, but just in case: I know when I am feeling particularly low I usually need to change the scenery. Get out of the house. Take a walk, or a drive. Do something different. Anything to shake the funk that is bringing me down and leading me toward a bad choice. Good luck!

  3. I’m sorry you are feeling low. I can understand, I’ve been feeling the same way off and on….still learning that the bad feelings go away on their own most of the time and drinking just makes them worse. For sure try all your ‘feel good’ activities, a bath? A coffee? A drive to get your favorite dessert? Thinking of you, xo

  4. There are no health issues that alcohol – at least in the amount that you consume – will improve. Sorry to be so blunt about it, but there it is.

    Abstaining can only make you physically healthier, more able to utilize any necessary medications. and more able to deal with any psychological issues that physical ill-health may raise.

    Keep not drinking. You’re doing right by yourself and your family.

    1. I have to agree completely with this.
      Physical health is confusing. Adding alcohol only make symptoms mpre difficult to explain.

      Give you body a chance to heal.

      Big hug.

  5. Stay the course my friend…you CAN do this! Don’t make your health issues even more challenging by drinking…it will only make things worse…

  6. Thinking about you everyday and sending you some of my strength. Some I of that strength came from you because of your shear willingness to keep trying.
    Mary. 💗💗

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