Saturday dusk

Day 13, and not drinking is beginning to feel more normal. I was at work this morning, and took the dog for a long walk this afternoon; and now I’m about to go to the gym. That means it’ll almost be supper when I get home, and the witching hour will have passed.

I have to say, I’m trying not to think about it all too much, and I guess this may mean that I’m not yet doing the work. By work, I mean the hard thinking about my drinking, and how important it is for me to be stopping. But if I start to think about that, I find my mind starts to play tricks, and to rationalise it – so I’m just avoiding that at the moment.

Sleep is still full of dreams/nightmares, but during the day I am feeling pretty perky and positive. I think I’m being calmer generally, and not letting things build up.

All in all, things are going well. This time last year, I had already abandoned Dry January – but this year feels completely different.

23 thoughts on “Saturday dusk”

  1. Your posts get more positive by the day.
    I’m still with you on day 13. Thursday was tricky as we made risotto with white wine. Opened bottle is still in fridge…( hope u don’t count the risotto wine )
    Tonight, works do , I’m starting to think a couple of glasses won’t harm. Let’s see…

  2. What ever it takes Annie. Just don’t have a drink. Why torture yourself with all of the negative thinking about drinking? I’m not sure if there is any good to be served in it. I’m sure there’ll come a point where some noxious thought permeates but hopefully by then you will have amassed enough af days to deal with it. I’m still here too, Day 6, it’s going well xx

  3. Annie it is the strangest, weirdest thing ever. I could not think beyond each day without panicking and, much as I really fancied a glass from time to time, the thought of how I would feel the next day kept me going. It’s tough. I had horrible headaches and nausea for weeks. Then it got better and more normal. It’s almost 3 years for me now and there’s no way I thought I could do it. Stay strong and do t over think things xxx

  4. Annie this is exactly how it’s done. One day at a time. One foot in front of the other. Keep going. Protect each day with everything you have then go to bed. Then do it the next day xxx

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