Counter-intuitive actions

shame spiral

“We must share our shame” Brene Brown I so love you and what you say!! So much so I had to sneak in this extra post from you on Oprah about counter-intuitive actions because stopping drinking feels counter-intuitive at the beginning and yet it is the smartest thing for ourselves many of us can do …..

This interview is for us ladies and gents – the drinkers in the audience.  Listen to what she says and try to act on it next time you have a flush of shame whether it’s about drinking, or anything else that shames you, for that matter.

I will be 🙂

Plus the Friday sober jukebox fired up late this week!

I love Carter USM and for me this song is so apt as feeling this good without booze felt like an impossible dream.  If you are wondering if you can do this and if it is worth it believe me IT IS! Keep going, don’t give up giving up.

In the words of the song:

To dream the impossible dream,
To fight the unbeatable foe,
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go;

And I know, if I’ll only be true
To this glorious Quest,
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I’m laid to my rest.

Happy Saturday sober warrior 🙂

10 thoughts on “Counter-intuitive actions

  1. I like your spring frock too 🙂 and much appreciating this Brene series thank you! hadn’t seen that one on blame…. don’t think that blame is something that affects me nowadays but certainly in my drinking past I would blame everything/one else in my life for making me unhappy except, yes you’ve got it, the drinking 🙁

    that’s so great to remember, what she says about the difference in outcomes if we can learn to talk to ourselves in a different way. we had some friends visit the other day and the daughter knocked over a glass of water at the table. and then proceeded to say, “Oh, I’m so sorry. I’m such an idiot, I’m so clumsy….” it was actually quite shocking how much she was putting herself down. and guess what? that’s exactly how her mother talks about herself. as ever more is caught than taught so hopefully we can model healthy self-talk for our children.

    we love yooooooouuuuuuu Brene!

    1. Caught not taught – I need to tattoo that somewhere! Thanks Prim 🙂 xx

      1. Kidding! 😉 Thanks Prim – shall be purchasing when it arrives and no doubt blog posts about it will appear 🙂 xx

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