For decades I wore contacts. Back in my drinking days, I would stagger to the bathroom and take them out. I'd often miss the contact lens container and wake up lens-less in the morning. Contacts were always an inconvenience ... even as a sober person! Since I quit drinking just over two years ago, I've … Continue reading Quitting drinking: Chasing an unattainable dream
Since my last drink at New Years, the small things seem to be making the biggest impact. Let's take Friday and Saturday nights, for example... Friday and / or Saturday nights used to be drinking nights. I was always able to find lame excuse (a party, birthday, farewell or promotion) that ultimately gave rise to … Continue reading Alcoholfree living: Loving the weekends.
Technology has played a helpful part in my alcoholfree adventure. The purpose of this post is to share how I changed my technology use to stay alcoholfree. The 'before and after' snapshots I'm about to share illustrate this contrast. Saying goodbye to old destructive technology behaviours was a leap and a challenge in itself. I … Continue reading Getting out of the technology trap: constructive technology that’s kept me alcoholfree
Before I gave up drinking on 01/01/17, Friday night was drink night. I looked forward to this old 'tradition'. I looked forward to the buzz. Or so I thought!!! Now I've replaced it with outdoor yoga... Options for Friday used to include catching up with work mates after work at the pub 'for a drink', … Continue reading How I replaced Friday night drinks with outdoors yoga 💙