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  • #143805

    Holly
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    I’m blown away by the response this post has received!
    Thanks everyone for their kind words.

    CB3 – That’s so true. I spent years trying to find someone else to love without really learning to love myself first, which is so important! Thank you for your response!

    Breathing In – That’s so lovely to hear! This website quickly had a positive effect on me as well when I first registered. It’s so wonderful to hear that another person has taken my idea on board and is giving it a go themselves, I do hope it works as well for you as it is me.

    Inky – Absolutely! Although I haven’t stuck to the three things a day as strictly as planned, I have already noticed a significant increase in productivity and feel so much more motivated because of it. Thank you for your response!

    Henry Alec McLoed – Thank you!

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    Holly
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    Thank you, Maria 🙂

    #124747

    Holly
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    Hey, Tara
    Thank you for your response and also congratulations on 3 and 1/2 of sobriety!
    It’s going quite well so far, admittedly but unsurprisingly I slipped up A LOT over Christmas but I haven’t had a drop of alcohol in this new year as of yet.

    My self control has been pretty good – if I want to have a drink I’ll tell myself to do something productive instead. I suppose the biggest struggle will be social occasions where alcohol generally is consumed. I’ll be attending my sister’s hen party later this month and her wedding next month – my birthday is also a week before this. As this is so new to me, I think that I’ll find it hard to not drink alcohol at certain events as this is what I have always done. Was this an issue for you?

    On a brighter note, I DID attend a birthday party a few nights ago where people were drinking. I had no alcohol and still had a great time minus a hangover and the crippling worry that I had done or said something that I shouldn’t have in my uninhibited state.

    Again, thanks for your response, I will bare this in mind 🙂

    Holly

    #123220

    Holly
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    Thank you for your responses, all!

    I went to work today after dreading it the past couple of days and it turned out I had nothing to worry about after all.
    I’m feeling much better now 🙂

    anita – I am trying to practice self-forgiveness a bit more. It is proving difficult but when I master this, I think I will be a lot happier 🙂

    Lidewjj – You are right, I am proud of myself for going without booze for two weeks (albeit a little sad to have broken my 14 day streak!) Definitely agree, this is mainly why I want to cut alcohol out of my life because it’s not worth the anxiety that I feel afterwards or the worry that I have done something wrong.

    JJC – That’s really true! We all make mistakes 🙂 Luckily, I didn’t insult my boss – just drunken nonsense! It WAS a good party all in all, and I should focus on the good rather than ruminate on what I thought went badly.

    #122824

    Holly
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    Nina, that is a much more positive way of looking at this. I AM lucky to be around such talented people for the reason that I can learn from them.

    anita, very true – I will have a good think about this and hopefully find the root of the problem and try to fix it.

    Thank you both 🙂

    #122726

    Holly
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    Hi, anita

    That is a good tip! I’ll remember to see it that way
    Luckily, the people I will be going out with soon I know very well and feel comfortable around so I am anticipating that it will be easy on this occasion.

    I will make sure to take your suggestions on board. I have noticed your responses in a lot of the threads I have seen on this website – you are remarkably wise!

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