Here’s an example of the Super Thick Cut circular bologna that goes on inside the mind of the alcoholic.
“Wine or withdrawal? Hm. Not much of a choice here…Hm.” (Drinks and thinks, which isn’t possible). “Hmmm. The result of drinking is withdrawal. I know this and that is the darndest thing. One leads to the other. But withdrawal hurts.” (Drinks more and tries to concentrate) “What to do, what to do?” (Turns on the TV and continues to drink.) “If I stop now (looks at clock – it’s noon), I’ll probably go into withdrawal around 3:00. That’ll screw up my night and I won’t get any sleep if I stop now.” (Drinks more) “I’ll polish off this bottle and then deal with it…”
That’s just one example of how we talk to and reason with ourselves when we’re drinking. Pretty sad, eh?
Unfortunately – life doesn’t always afford us numerous fun choices. Sometimes, we have to pick between the lesser of two evils. Here’s the thing – while choosing in the moment may be painful, right choice opens a new road toward a brighter future. Hm. Go figure!!
Perception and right attitude are everything. Feeling pissy? PRETEND already and do it anyway!