"It's not worth it"
I got some good advice today that I'd like to pass on to anyone who might need it or like it.
One of the things I used to say on really bad days to convince myself to drink was "screw it" or "why bother, it's not worth it."
The advice was that whenever I am talking about "it" (as in "screw it") to replace the word "it" with the word "me". In reality, when I say "screw it" and grab a drink, I am really saying "screw me". Or when I think "it" isn't worth it, I am really talking about myself. This really struck me because it was a phrase that came out of my mouth a lot and when I did drink, it really was myself who paid the price. And sobriety is slowly teaching me that I am worth it and that things are never so bad that I should just give up.
I am grateful for my sobriety today and for having an excellent support team with lots of wisdom to offer me.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
Alcohol free since: 12*28*2017
Marijuana free since 1*11*2018