This week’s podcast episode is a bit reflective as I try to explain to you the best thing you can do for yourself if you want to stop drinking and why it’s so powerful. These deep reflections and contemplations often happen with the changing of the seasons, as we think about letting go of one period in our lives and embrace the next. I find this especially true as we approach autumn and winter. Maybe you’re in a bit of a reflective space yourself right now and are wondering what the next best step is for you.
This is my favourite part of the year because, firstly, my birthday in on Halloween, and I love the whole witchy, magical, sparkly vibe that comes with dark nights, fireside chats and opportunities for cosiness. It also means I feel like I can genuinely slow down, take things easy and retreat if I want to.
It was during an early morning of reflection on being kind to myself (I was ill) that got me thinking about why we treat ourselves this way. Why do we wait until we are rundown, poorly, or just plain exhausted to look after ourselves and be kind? Why is there often so much resistance in doing the things that bring us joy and the role that plays in sobriety?
Why do we only feel ‘deserving and worthy’ of, say an extra hour in bed or a soothing walk along the beach when we’re ill or are making a special effort to be kind to ourselves? I aim to answer these questions as best I can and explain why it has everything to do with why we drink and, therefore has everything to do with how we can stop drinking.
This episode is like a warm hug so get cosy with your favourite blanket and tea or take me with you as you walk through the woods. I’d love to know your thoughts, drop me an email or leave a comment below. Enjoy.
In this episode
Why quitting drinking really is the kindest thing you can do, even though it might not feel like it right now.
Some common limiting beliefs that kept me stuck in the cycle of drinking I was so desperate to escape.
The one thing that is key to a happy, sober life and how you can incorporate it into your life today.
What being on this path is and isn’t and how to make your journey as inspiring and uplifting as possible.