How To Make Up Your Mind Once And For All To Quit Drinking
An Alcoholics Thoughts
For anyone that has an addiction to alcohol, there must be a time in your life that sobriety and what sobriety feels like, must of popped into your minds a few times. I know, for myself, I was always wondering what it would feel like to wake up in the morning and feel refreshed and not waking up with a pounding headache and hungover.
I always wondered, "will I ever be able to beat this addiction to alcohol I have and live a normal life once again?"
What would I feel like without alcohol in my system each and everyday? These are what I have thought about all through the years I drank alcohol. I am sure that many alcoholics have had these thoughts once or twice in their life. It has to be on their minds because deep within me, the thoughts of sobriety were always there, but I was scared to death to go after it, so I continued to drink and be miserable.
The point is, that the longer we the alcoholics wait to change our lives the more addicted to alcohol we become. It will never get better, only worse each and everyday until we get to the point of our health declining, or get horribly sick from all the years of abusing alcohol.
None of us alcoholics must prolong sobriety. It is life or death we are talking about, and the longer we wait to change, the harder it will be to change.
My Life Of Alcohol Addiction
Taking That First Step Towards Sobriety
If you have any thoughts about getting sober, or sobriety has come into your mind, you should really consider taking that first step towards a new life. Sobriety will never hurt you, or will it kill you, although our addiction to alcohol, and especially abusing alcohol will certainly kill us in the end. There is no doubt in my mind that if I were to continue to drink alcohol the way I was for all those years, death would be knocking on my door for sure.
As I said, if you have any thoughts about getting sober and deep down inside of you wants a new life, it is up to you and you only to carry through those thoughts and make them a reality. Make Sobriety REAL in your life!
You will never be sorry for this choice you are about to make. For myself, I was scared to death, but in the end when I finally made up my mind to quit drinking forever, it was the best decision I could have ever did in my life, and it will be the same for you as well, believe me!
What Will Enter Your Mind When You Are Ready To Change Your Life
Many things will enter your mind when you about to make the biggest life change of your life. Please don't be afraid or let these thoughts get the best of you, because you will be afraid as I was, but I made it and surrendered, and so can you!
For any alcoholic that has had alcohol being a huge part of his/her life, it will be so hard to say goodbye to alcohol forever, as it was for me.
It will be truly frightening for you, as it was for me, but you need to stick to your thoughts, and your wants of being clean and sober and start living the life we were put on this Earth to live, and that is living your one and only life with sobriety.
- Will I be able to get through this and be sober for the rest of my life?
- Will I ever have fun in my life being sober?
- What will my drinking buddies think of me when I tell them I am sober and quit drinking alcohol?
- Will I ever be able to go out to a bar with my friends again?
- What will I do with my time since I don't have a drink in my hand?
- What will my family think when I tell them I am an alcoholic?
These thoughts and probably many more thoughts will enter you mind when you are about to quit drinking and start living a life of sobriety. These thoughts are normal, because after all, most of our lives were surrounded by alcohol, and everything we did in our life revolved around alcohol, such as picnics, parties, ball games, weddings, anniversaries, dining out and so many other things that always had alcohol associated with them.
As far as Anniversaries, the Anniversary you will be celebrating, and the biggest Celebration ever, is when your sober date comes up each year. That day for me is the best day of the whole year, because I am so proud of myself that I made it sober one more year. It is the best feeling in your life!
One day at a time, one step at a time, and before you know it, you will be counting years, not days of sobriety.
So Lets Take That First Step!
If you are thinking about getting sober then lets stop procrastinating and take that first step! Surrender to your demons, because after all if you don't, they will indeed win and take your life and many other lives with them. Our demons don't care one bit about us, but our parents, spouses, children and friends do care and love us dearly and want us to be around for years to come, and to be healthy and happy as well.
© 2013 Mark Bruno
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