Post by mikeread28 on Nov 25, 2019 11:41:32 GMT -5
Hello...my name is Michael and I've been drinking for the last 20 years. I know its going to kill me if I do not quit. I know I will lose my friends and family if I do not. I drank yesterday but I want to quit but have no idea how. Please help me with any advice.
Hi Michael. I am new to this forum. I think it's great that you've taken this initiative to put yourself out there and ask for help. I also had a drink last night (quite a few actually) and this morning I feel like crap. This morning I didn't do my stretching and instead ate a gross egg sandwich (tasted good, but it was gross). I've taken a bunch of advil and am pounding coffee and water. So, I don't think that is helpful... I just wanted you to know that I'm in a similar boat and that you can feel free to reach out to me (I guess you can do that through here?).
I think it's good (for me) to have a plan for the day/night, and not drinking be a part of that plan. So, my plan for today is: I will work from my computer, I will eat a healthy lunch, I will do my stretches this afternoon, I will play a game with my daughter, I will help make a good dinner, I will do the dishes, I will watch a movie this evening and have a cup of tea, I will read for a little while and then sleep, I will wake up tomorrow feeling like a million bucks - and I will not have a drink.
If I don't actively think about my day like that, then when 6pm rolls around I'll have a drink in my hand.
Not sure if this helps, but I wanted to let you know that I'm proud of you for getting started.