I recently celebrated my 30th birthday which got me thinking, if someone had told me just 4 years ago that I would be 30 and stone cold sober without a drop of alcohol in my system, I would have laughed hysterically at them!
You see I used to be a big drinker. Now when I say big, I mean REALLY big! Dare I say….I had a problem! Although unfortunately alcohol is so socially acceptable you can mask the excess consumption easily. After all when we’re happy, we drink, we’re sad, we drink, we celebrate, we drink, we mourn, we drink, we’re angry, we drink, we turn 18, we drink, we need to sleep, we drink, we want to relax, we drink, we eat, we drink……. and the list goes on!
Alcohol was a huge part of my daily life and activities. I used to warm up at lunch with a few glasses, cool down in the evening with a few glasses and on the weekends – well it would be in excess! Alcohol was my saviour. I used it to mask my underlying anxiety, depression, body pains, allergies, stress and much more. It used it to relax me, it was my reward. I used to CONVINCE myself that I needed it to unwind, to relax, to have with dinner, to party, to be socially accepted. I even used to convince myself that I liked the taste of it!
I tried to drink in moderation time and time again, although just when I felt I had it under control, I would have one of “those” nights and binge away, regretting the pain I felt in the morning and for the days to come! Bloating, feeling sluggish, dark circles under my eyes, dry skin, acne, weight, massive fatigue, headaches, depression, these were all the symptoms I used to suffer with daily.
I ignored every signs that my body was trying to communicate to me and unfortunately I eventually paid the price. After hitting absolute rock bottom and getting severely sick, I decided it was time to end my relationship with alcohol for good! I had to heal and alcohol was the first thing that had to go.........but boy was it hard!
I embarked on a journey and realised that I had to learn how to be comfortable again in my own skin at social occasions. I had to learn how to deal with the stresses of life without having anything to turn to. I had to learn how to relax and unwind naturally. I had to confront all my anxieties, insecurities and learn to love and accept myself all over again!
By ditching the booze and finding my sexy sobriety gave me true freedom and it was one of the best things I have ever done. It was incredible for my physical health and my body started healing immediately. My excess weight came off easily, my skin cleared, I had less fatigue and more energy, a clearer head, better digestion, no brain fog and generally more vitality. Life had become joyful instead of a daily struggle. Learning how to navigate social events and not have a drink in my hand, left me feeling empowered, confident and more like me! The biggest change for me was that I finally started to get more clarity and creativity back into my life. More ambition and focus to achieve my goals and go for my dreams. I started waking up with a sense of purpose….I finally felt awake!
Throughout my journey I struggled by societal pressures and felt very isolated at times. Going against the mainstream, speaking your truth and doing what is right for you and your body can be challenging. That is why I am SUPER passionate and excited to be sharing with you my dear friend Rebecca Weller’s Sexy Sobriety program! I wish I had something like this to help inspire and keep me on track along my journey and I thought with “Dry July” soon approaching it would be perfect timing to share with you my interview with her. Check it out below...
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