So remembered to put a coin in the sober jukebox today 😉
Was out running and this came round in the shuffle – another ace tune and a great video to boot! 🙂
Friday’s were such a tricky day in the early days. That old pre-programmed TFI Friday feeling that was joined at the hip with booze and lots of it. Demob happy – drink till you fall over mentality. Gotta get buzzed. Gotta get high right?
And I felt I had a reason to do this – my life felt sh*t so I needed the release of booze. Or so I thought and told myself. How could I not celebrate the end of the working week without booze? But here’s the thing. It was booze that was making my life feel sh*t. Yes really! My life seemed sh*t because I was skint (from buying to much booze) or overweight (from drinking too much booze & eating crap while drunk or hungover) or feeling unwell most of the time (constant hangover anyone?). Depressed, anxious, hated my job – none of these things in reality were helped by my drinking. It made all of them worse not better.
Without wishing to sound like one of those old hippies I’m high on life now. Don’t need no booze to distort what I feel and make my life feel sh*t. Sure yes booze could bring a small window of feeling great and then I’d keep drinking to chase that feeling until I was drunk and then the following day would be payback time. The crushing hangover, the regret. And sometimes drinking didn’t bring that elusive feeling I was seeking – it was hit and miss. I’d get the payback but no high – just the blurring of the edges for a bit. Why would I miss that?
Now I feel good most of the time. Sure life has its ups and downs and I still get ill but most of the time I’m not chasing a high. I’m happy with what I have so don’t feel the urge to get out of or off my head. You should try it for a bit and see how it feels – could change your life? 😉
PS Tickets still available for my ‘How to Quit’ workshop in London with Club Soda tomorrow! It’s not too late if you’d like to join us and you can get tickets here: