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by Action
03 Mar 2020 01:40
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11806
Views: 778745

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Oh my god you guys. Thank you so much. I tell you, if it wasn’t for you at the moment I swear I’d go out if my mind and not believe in hope. I’ve let myself down. Last night on my own and tonight in company (had the worst time ever) even the smallest amount of sobriety clarifies things...
by Action
01 Mar 2020 14:39
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11806
Views: 778745

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi Everyone, Thank you for your advice/thoughts on my post. I really did struggle last night - it suddenly hit me about 6:30pm (worse because I was on my own too) but I am feeling much better today and slept very well. I wondered if it had anything to do with my brain still expecting a fix, although...
by Action
29 Feb 2020 21:24
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11806
Views: 778745

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi Everyone.
Just wanted to ask for some advice based on your experiences. Is it common to have elevated symptoms of anxiety after a few days sober. I thought that anxiety levels dropped. :cry:
by Action
12 Feb 2020 14:50
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11806
Views: 778745

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Pink. I admire the way you are able to explore your thoughts and feeling and express them. I totally understand the need to be private. I have not been able to express myself for a long time and using alcohol for me has been away of avoiding any uncomfortable feelings and issues I had with myself, m...
by Action
10 Feb 2020 08:50
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11806
Views: 778745

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Couldn't bear the thought of being here in another ten years time saying the same old tripe and the only way to avoid that is to be the non drinker I have strived for, for so many years now. We all have that power, that is if we want to free ourselves of course. I am almost in that place Pink. I ha...
by Action
10 Feb 2020 08:41
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82982
Views: 3948740

Re: The First 7 Days

Morning Everyone. Well after a good stint (4 days) I drank over the weekend. I’m back at day one, which is frustrating as many guys have graduated to the two week thread and I’m still here. However, I have been mulling over some decisions this weekend about changes I’m going to make in my life and I...
by Action
08 Feb 2020 10:04
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82982
Views: 3948740

Re: The First 7 Days

Kokoda wrote:
08 Feb 2020 09:35
It's okay Action, and I understand what you wrote, hopefully I will see you on the 2-4 week thread
Definitely I will catch you up. ;)? <:)>
by Action
08 Feb 2020 09:01
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82982
Views: 3948740

Re: The First 7 Days

Morning Everyone. I’m terribly sorry but I have had to hit the reset button. :( I decided to have a drink yesterday and basically had a horrible evening. My partner and I just bitched and it was just not the sort of evening I wanted. Strangely I see it as a positive though because after 4, almost 5,...
by Action
08 Feb 2020 08:51
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The To Do List
Replies: 13336
Views: 464448

Re: The To Do List

Morning All. Crikey aj, you certainly had a spurt of energy yesterday. I love it when you transform a room just by giggling things about a bit. A writing retreat sounds absolutely wonderful Rachel. French drivers ... I haven’t driven in France but have memories nightmares about the roads over there ...
by Action
07 Feb 2020 12:27
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82982
Views: 3948740

Re: The First 7 Days

Afternoon Everyone,

I should be working but Found this image that I had saved to my desktop and thought I'd share it with you. <:)>
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by Action
07 Feb 2020 09:00
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The To Do List
Replies: 13336
Views: 464448

Re: The To Do List

Morning Everyone :\: A six month sabbatical sounds like a great opportunity to do something completely different or something you’ve dreamed of doing. To Do Walk baby Washing Lunch Illustration Hoover car (if I can be bothered - might be absorbed in illustration) :lol: Hoover House (if I can be both...
by Action
07 Feb 2020 08:02
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82982
Views: 3948740

Re: The First 7 Days

Morning Everybody. Hope you had a good day Kokoda. <:)> Well day 5 here. Feeling a bit anxious because I know (if my partner stays) then I will struggle. I’m feeling so positive at the moment and I have enjoyed my sobriety this week (apart from the odd struggle) and I don’t want to lose that. Ugh. I...
by Action
06 Feb 2020 23:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"
Replies: 30213
Views: 1091732

Re: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"

Great stuff Cowboy. 💪☕️🥪
by Action
06 Feb 2020 20:04
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"
Replies: 30213
Views: 1091732

Re: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"

Great work Peeps! (::)

.......and I haven’t had a drink today! \:)/ \:)/
by Action
06 Feb 2020 18:32
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82982
Views: 3948740

Re: The First 7 Days

Sadie77 wrote:
06 Feb 2020 17:39
Hey everyone. Just checking in on Day 4. I have stuff to do this evening, so will try and post before bedtime. Giving you all a HIGH FIVE!!xx
Excellent job Sadie \:)/
Enjoy your evening!
by Action
06 Feb 2020 18:32
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82982
Views: 3948740

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi Wonky! Sorry to hear that you are having a bit of a tough time, especially if you had a bad night's sleep - that doesn't help. Can you take some steps to alleviate the intensity of the feelings. Be kind to yourself and maybe have a long hot bath or shower or cook some really tasty grub. Doesn't m...
by Action
06 Feb 2020 12:33
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11806
Views: 778745

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Replacing and learning to live without that immediate hit of alcohol as a stress reliever or thing to look forward to has been really challenging for me. Takes a lot of time to appreciate the more subtle feelings of wellbeing that come from rest, relaxation, exercise, healthy eating, good friends e...
by Action
06 Feb 2020 12:24
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82982
Views: 3948740

Re: The First 7 Days

Someone told me once that alcohol isn't more valuable if you drink it or if you pour it away it's just the same old poison so I decided to do the latter and I think doing that has given me a boost to try harder on the challenge so here I am again! That is a really positive action Avo! (::) All the ...
by Action
06 Feb 2020 08:43
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The To Do List
Replies: 13336
Views: 464448

Re: The To Do List

Morning Everyone. JJ - my sister used to work shifts as a nurse. It does take it out of you and ultimately isn’t that good for your health, particularly your immune system. I hope it is possible for you to swop back to days. <:)> Danny, your house sounds wonderful. I would spend all day rummaging ar...
by Action
06 Feb 2020 08:32
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2020 Challenge
Replies: 1215
Views: 42406

Re: The 2020 Challenge

#38 ;)?