The Prosecco Aftermath

74 days alcohol free.

Alcohol Zombies

Sitting here a bit smug. Seeing the aftermath of the Prosecco drinking, so happy I didn’t drink any. It started with the fizz, then moved on to vodka. Yesterday, well, no one was much good for anything. Zombies have more life about them.

I won’t experiment with booze – some courses suggest doing so. I’d rather not. Seeing the effect it has on others is enough to make me realise I made the right choice.

There wasn’t the temptation to say “I told you so”, they were suffering enough. Plus, being like that helps no one.

Happy

On another note. I realised this morning I woke up genuinely happy. That hasn’t happened in a very long time. It took a moment or two to realise what the feeling was – the realisation that I’ve been a miserable bugger to so long did put a chink in the armour lol.

It’s more that subdued “yay” happy rather than the fireworks ecstatic happy. But I’ll take it.

Hangover Free Zone

73 days alcohol free.

The first Christmas drink was opened last night. A bottle of Prosecco.

I was surprised at how much this tested my resolve not to drink.

The OYNB course does prepare us for these occasions. It was a case of mentally dipping in to one of these lessons.

For me, it was imagining the hangover in the morning. Luckily Prosecco gives me an evil hangover, so this exercise was easy. It was very easy to imagine the banging headache the dry mouth etc. Once that was fixed in my brain, there was no way I was drinking.

But I do need to be more prepared. Go back over the lessons and find other ways for future tests.

Other than this one moment, I am totally in the Christmas mood. Looking forward to the break, I think most will agree 2020 has been exhausting. I wish everyone could get a break.

Even Murph Dogg is in the Christmas spirit.