Had a few issues with my WordPress account lately so despite not being on here much, I’ve missed you guys ‘n gals! I draw so much inspiration and clever tips from you and enjoy testing them. Then, depending on how it goes, implementing thing more fully. So thank you!
Despite being smack bang in the middle of winter, all is well down here in New Zealand. We’re often faced with wild, wet, windy days (Wellington is famous for its gale force winds). It would be easy to get into a slippery ‘poor me’ slope. You know, like:
- Whinging about the weather
- Complaining about work stress (everyone loves to boast how ‘busy’ they are – booooring, your ‘busy-ness’ doesn’t impress us!!!)
- Getting overwhelmed by the dark mornings and dark evenings
- Feeling sorry for myself when I got hit with the flu – yes a flu, not a cold – for two weeks.
- Turning to wine to ‘feel better’ and cope. Yeah right!
But what’s the point of feeling sorry for myself and wallowing in self pity? You’re not interested in hearing me whinge and complain! Instead, I’ve been actively continuing my yoga practice (except when I was crook of course), daily meditation, gratitude journaling, having some wonderful weekend brunches with friends and reading a tone of brilliant non-fiction books. Mostly on ancient civilisations and such like, fascinating stuff!
What’s all this got to do with alcohol, you ask? Nothing! That’s the point. I don’t even consider comming home to a glass of wine after work anymore. Looking to wine to address stress, celebrations or whatever isn’t a consideration at all.
We went to a party last weekend and quite frankly, seeing people pissed, obnoxious, rude and completely out of character just grosses me out. I admit, I was that person too – this isn’t an ego trip. But I recognised it and decided it was a sad, lonely, wasteful life I was living. So I stopped drinking.
I trust all is well wth you and if you’re in the northern hemisphere, you’re having a wonderful summer.
Love and virtual hugs,
NOWineImFINE xoxo 🦋🔆🌷🌴
PS Calm is a meditation app I use – each day they offer a huge mix of meditations, depending on what you’re looking to get out of it. Here’s one of my recent favs.