Coming To Terms With Sobriety


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Sobriety is a scary word!

On episode 158, I talk about my own journey and the process it took for me to come to terms with my sobriety.

If someone told me when I was young that alcohol would mess up my life, I wouldn’t have believed them.

For a huge part of my life I drank excessively and at one point I felt like life and wine needed to go together.

After years of wondering whether or not I had a problem, I had to listen to my own thoughts and feelings instead of anyone else’s, and I made the difficult choice to quit drinking.

You are never alone if you feel like sobriety is something you never planned for your life.

Topics Discussed
  • The word "sobriety" can be scary
  • How I am always working on old behaviors I notice
  • Ways I work on acceptance within myself
  • How I once believed in the stigma surrounding sobriety and alcoholism
  • Feeling like an outcast after quitting drinking
  • How I had to pay attention to my thoughts and feelings in order to see my situation
  • Objections people have to quitting drinking
  • How you don't need to ask for other people's opinions to make a change
  • You define self-care and what makes you feel good
  • Focusing on self-care and acceptance vs. sobriety

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