Hello out there!
As an experiment I put my blog on a paying Facebook advert. I have had a fair bit of response. The only ”interest” I put was wine. I do hope that some people who clicked it are here reading, and I say HELLO and welcome. That was an experiment. I do not intend to repeat it. I am not *Belle (www.tiredofthinkingaboutdrinking.com), and do not wish to become her. My blog is purely to document my own experience in the EXPERIMENT of not drinking.
As the 2020 freshly beckons, we may be full of hope, full of terror, full of confidence, full of fear, at what is around the corner. Whatever it holds for any of us reading, we can be sure that whatever we face, we are best to face it without a trembling anxiety, a fuzzy head, a sense of shame, another feeling of letting oneself down. These are just a millionth of the side effects of over drinking. There are literally as many side effects as there are over drinkers. Some of your drinking times may be uneventful nothingnesses… but if there are even occasional times where you have the guilts, the wasted next days, the hang-xiety feeling.. then an experiment in sobriety is just what you may need.
It is important, vital in fact, to realise that it is just an experiment. If you don’t like it you can go back. But you need to give it a good shot. 100 days. And get sober supports. A sober friend, sober podcasts, sober literature, treats and kindness galore to yourself. If after 100 days you think it sucks…. go back to same old same old.
Love to you all.
PS *Belle is a sober coach who does 80% free stuff, 20% paid stuff. She is fabulous. Hers is the above website.