No rock bottom.
Just a desire to be free of the repeating behavior of drinking more than I intended followed by empty promises for change.
From the time I wanted to quit to my last drink was about 3 years.
How did I know 3 years ago it was my last drink? I had no idea. I had quit and started drinking again so many times. But I knew that my time between was quitting was getting shorter. That is the key metric in my opinion.
I made the commitment and stayed present each day with that decision until it became easier and easier.
3 years later this change has been integrated into my being.
It started with taking a break from drinking.
But it could be any activity.
The big 4 are
- Social Media
- Processed Food
What these have in common? Seeking to numb out. The desire to escape.
Quitting alcohol has made me want to press further into life not escape it.
The point of not drinking is not just “Not Drinking” - but to build a life you do not want to escape from.
If I can be of help to you or if you want to tell someone that you are starting your journey, please send me a note. I would love to hear from you.