Let's Kick the Can

Your body might deteriorate a bit, but your soul never has to.
Remember that classic Twilight Zone episode, "Kick the Can?"
Its about residents in a nursing home that were resigned to just hang around till they dropped dead.  Kind of like some of us.

Anyhoo, one of them had an inspiration.  Actually the old guy got a hell of a spiritual insight. He does not dismiss it either, like most of us. Not this old guy; he went with it.

In  a flash he realizes that if they would all just move around for the sake of pure pleasure; that the carefree feeling of youth would return. They would turn into kids again! This wise fart actually does something about it, and, well,  you know the rest.

Well, my pumpkins, we may not be kicking the can outside any time soon, it's either too damn hot, or too damn cold, but we can at least dance with the a/c full blast or the heater.

Tired of Alcohol getting you down?

Drinking can be a fun way to pass time with friends and enjoy the end of the day.  However, if the pain is becoming more acute than the pleasure, you can certainly live without it. If you don't want to get up in the morning with a tongue that feels like you scraped it with a scouring pad, it means that alcohol has outstayed its welcome.

I found  a way that worked for me and I hope it will serve as an inspiration if you have had enough.

1.  Commit yourself 100%.  Why? Because you finally realize that there is NOTHING to go back to.

The reason that you have not been able to resolve this is because you have been wishy-washy.  With one foot on your intended path and the other on the old, toxic one.  It does not work.

2.  Have goals.  Write them down.  Look it over and be accountable every night. But be gentle with yourself.  Just baby steps, one day at a time.  Waking up without a hangover is a huge accomplishment!

3.  Every time you feel weak and fragile, promise your tomorrow self, the one that will get up tomorrow; that you will protect it. The decision you make today makes all the difference.

4.  Don't worry about what your drinking buddies will say, but please do be prepared.
     When they ask "soooo you are not drinking anymore?"  You just smile.  Take a moment and    Inwardly say to yourself:

I sure do! I drink, coffee, raspberry, mint, green, black tea. I drink chocolate, deliciously tall, frozen, glasses of water with a fresh twist of lemon, you get the idea.  (MAKE SURE THAT YOU SUBSTITUTE WITH SOMETHING YOU DO ENJOY.  This is what you will automatically ask for when going out).    Picture how good you are going to feel the next day!

However,  out loud just say ; "Not anymore.."  Do not get into a discussion about it.  If you were diabetic you would not have to explain yourself.

If there was something that every time you ingested made you look and talk like a fool, made you fat, ill and irritable, would you  ingest it?

Alcohol might be tolerated fine by your friends.  Its not your concern to judge them or make them change.  Just know that for you, your body reacts to it like it was poison.  Its not a man thing either. Many "manly" men do not drink.

You have a responsibility. You came into this world with gifts. Just being your best creative self is a gift; your creativity is a revelation of who you are. It is the perfume of your being, as the flower is from the plant.  Alcohol holds back your creative vibration.

AA certainly helps. I only add daily common sense ideas that you can also apply daily.  It works.

For more tips if you are tired of being sick and tired:

 "Your leechcraft would have had me crawling on all fours like a beast!"  
  King Théoden