7 Days

I actually feel really good sober. It's weird but my mood is better. I feel more energetic. My memory is better. It's pretty neat. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't been tempted to drink again. Just outside of where I'm typing there is a cavalcade of alcohol waiting to be drunk. But I don't want to lose how I'm feeling now. It's nice because I have been stressed this week. Not everything has gone perfectly. I've been overwhelmed by clients. Money is a continuous problem as a student. But I'm not drinking despite the stress. I'm proud of myself.

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Posted by JasonR86

I actually feel really good sober. It's weird but my mood is better. I feel more energetic. My memory is better. It's pretty neat. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't been tempted to drink again. Just outside of where I'm typing there is a cavalcade of alcohol waiting to be drunk. But I don't want to lose how I'm feeling now. It's nice because I have been stressed this week. Not everything has gone perfectly. I've been overwhelmed by clients. Money is a continuous problem as a student. But I'm not drinking despite the stress. I'm proud of myself.

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Posted by Wrighteous86

Is there anyway to get the alcohol out of your house? I'd say that's a pretty important step to take.

When you're tempted, remember how good you feel (when you're not craving) and realize that feeling will go away if you give in. You may be stressed now, but drinking will only be a temporary cure that will intensify the stress later on.

You're doing awesome man. A week is a big milestone. Next up: a month.

Posted by JasonR86

@Wrighteous86:

I wish I could but, at the moment, I live with roommates who like to drink and I don't want to stop them from doing so. I'm moving out soon though so that will help. I have tried to keep in mind how good I'm feeling now and it's really helping with temptation. Thanks for keeping up man.

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