215. Life lines


Happy and healthy

I have just come off reading the Club Soda pages on facebook.  It is both heartening and heartbreaking reading some of the posts.

This is a message to anyone out there who just cannot get it together to stop drinking… and who hates themselves for the repeated fails… :-

your reasons for drinking are going to be complicated.   Don’t try and untangle why you overdrink.  Just commit to someone to whom you can be accountable and stop for three months.  Tell yourself if you don’t like being ”stopped” then you can start again.  But give it a good fat try.

  • Listen to podcasts.
  •  Get to understand sober treats.
  • Read quit lit.
  • Personally I paid for a sober penpal because being sober has been priceless and I have more than made up for the money spent on the penpal by not spending tonnes of wasted money on booze. ( http://www.tiredofthinkingaboutdrinking.com )
  • Buy a nice glass.
  • Stock up on citrus and a few berries and some expensive bottles water.
  • Be accountable.
  • Commit

There are plenty of people out there who can support you.  And remember do not let fear dictate your future.  That is the phrase that pushed me through the sober door.

Happy to hear from any of you.  My email is in the bio.



Author: barbsfalkiner

Approaching fifty, life about to change and want to try something different....

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