A month and two days ago I decided that for my own mental and physical health I would stop drinking for at least 30 days. When I made that goal, the little voice in my head told me I wouldn’t even make it two weeks, but here I am today. Trying to quit something you’ve done for so long takes a “day by day” mentality and I 100% agree with that statement. Every morning I woke up and knew if I could make it to lunch, I could make it to dinner and if I could make it to dinner, I could make it to bed. Those little milestones were something to celebrate and they showed me that I didn’t need to drink every night to be okay.
I am one of the lucky ones who realized that drinking was taking over my life, and I’m so thankful I never became physically dependent on it. With the self-reflection that sobriety brought, I realized I never really liked the feeling of being drunk, or the person I became when I had too much. This “experiment” proved that mind over matter really does help some people.
To keep myself busy I wrote in my journal, did lots of self-development reading, worked out and focused on my physical health. Everyday was minute by minute but like I said if you can make it to one milestone you can make it to the next and it doesn’t matter how long it takes you to get there!