Sometimes life just isn’t much fun. Sometimes we have to make really uncomfortable choices and decisions. And then we have to face the consequences of those decisions. BLAH. Zero Fun!! But life doesn’t wait around while we trudge along, does it … no. It doesn’t seem to care much for our difficulties. Traffic still speeds by. The birds still tweet. The grass still grows and yada yada.

I think the best way to get through painful life moments, like the death of a relationship, is to stay busy. I used to be an alcoholic and one I thing I know for sure – the ONE option I DO NOT have to help me move through painful life experiences is drinking alcohol. All that would do is compound the pain by temporarily saturating it with something that will make me feel even worse later. No thanks.

So – instead of getting drunk, I color. I walk a lot. I read. I play with my kittens. I watch a little TV. My house is spotless. I’m writing. I communicate with other human beings, and I play my word game on my phone.

There are plenty of things to do while sober to help a person move through pain. It’s looking for them and then Doing them that counts. All of the answers I’m looking for are already inside my brain.

Time for breakfast. Then I’m off to the gym. 🙂

Published by Jennifer

I've finally found my happy place in sobriety. Yay! Go Me!

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