Trying to be Better is Hard, places great deal of Stress on your mind. How do You Manage Stress Sober?
Have you ever been in a tough situation, when you try to get tough on getting better and it simply never happens? Having much stress and determining that you won’t drink anymore, and yet more and more stress keeps driving you into drinking? Well, it happens to us all, and sometimes you only can realize that getting sober is a journey, which if not handled gracefully can easily tear us apart.
A few Tips on Getting it right on the Journey to Sobriety
- Don’t try to control the uncontrollable. Many things in life are beyond our control— particularly the behavior of other people. Rather than stressing out over them, focus on the things you can control such as the way you choose to react to problems.
- Look for the upside. As the saying goes, “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” When facing major challenges, try to look at them as opportunities for personal growth. If your own poor choices contributed to a stressful situation, reflect on them and learn from your mistakes.
- Share your feelings. Talk to a trusted friend or make an appointment with a therapist. Expressing what you’re going through can be very cathartic, even if there’s nothing you can do to alter the stressful situation.
- Learn to forgive. Accept the fact that we live in an imperfect world and that people make mistakes. Let go of anger and resentments. Free yourself from negative energy by forgiving and moving on.
I can truly relate to the above! And I know that I can get through this and stay sober! I have to keep positive and continue to trudge forward. I know that tomorrow is always filled with promise.
How do you deal with stress in sobriety?