I have been looking back over past lists and notes I made when I was either thinking about stopping drinking, or had stopped.
Do not plan to drink again.
There is a difference between ‘wishing’ things were different and actually ‘wanting to quit’.
Stop making excuses by making a firm decision not to drink, do not use life as an excuse to drink.
Do not let regret or embarrassment stop you from getting help.
Use the tools you have when you want to drink and listen to what people say.
Cravings are temporary and WILL pass.
Do whatever it takes to not drink.
Find your recovery/AF path
Staying AF has to be your number 1 priority.
Find the positives
Gratitude – start writing a gratitude list every day.
Commit to making a real change, it needs to come from the part of you that is sick and tired of feeling like this.