I used to romanticize a drink that could lessen the stress of my day. I thought it would be so nice to get home from work, kick off my shoes (and bra), have a lovely cocktail, and relax. There are a few reasons that didn’t work. First of all, I needed to pick up the bottle. I never had any leftovers at my house…if it was there, I’d drink it. Secondly, alcohol amped me up. When I had a few drinks I was ready to party. Third, the very cure for my anxiety was doing a lot to cause it. Once your body is addicted to a drug, no matter how small, absence of the drug causes anxiety. Taking the drug brings relief, yes, but from the very problem that the drug brought you in the first place (fitwitchery.com).
Alcohol doesn’t calm my anxiety. Sobriety and living right does. Happy Tuesday, sober family. Keep it simple today.