It’s funny how things just seem to align for you.
I recently decided to stop drinking and the other day I was listening to The Goal Digger podcast while I was washing the dishes and the episode that played was the one about alcohol and how it can affect our goals. Talk about divine intervention…
I’m not an alcoholic, I just binge drink at times. My decision to stop drinking came after I went out for a few drinks when I was feeling depressed and did not remember anything about that night. I woke up extremely emotional to the point where I just sat in my bed and cried.
It was that day that I decided to start praying and stop drinking until I felt okay again. I can’t pinpoint what triggered me but I haven’t felt like myself for a while. Drinking is the last thing I should be doing right now so I stopped.
I had a bruise on my ass the size of my hand and my friends had to fill in the blanks because I only remembered the beginning of the night.
The saddest part about that is everyone thought I was having the time of my life that night. I was actually feeling dead inside.
I think these feelings were slowly building up from a combination of many things. I’m not happy with my life, my job annoys the shit out of me and I can’t afford many things. I was just feeling completely drained and empty, both emotionally and physically.
When writing this post, I was 3 weeks completely alcohol-free. I have switched to non-alcoholic beverages when I get cravings and so far so good. I don’t even miss the original stuff anymore hahaha.
I’m not saying I’m never going to touch alcohol ever again but I’m already seeing the benefits of an alcohol-free life.
I feel more energetic and also less depressed. I feel like I can conquer anything and fewer hangovers mean I have reclaimed my Saturday mornings and now use them to clean, garden or work. I’ve become more productive.
Have you gone alcohol-free? How was your journey to quit drinking? Share your story in the comments.