3 Unorthodox Ways to Quit Drinking and Get On with Life
Millions suffer from Alcoholism. I did for 16 full-time years and it was hell. Here’s 3 Unorthodox Ways to Quit Drinking and Get On with Life.
Are you sick of drinking?
Are you tired of planning your life around drinking?
Or you just can’t wait till 5 o’clock or Happy Hour?
I was too.
Most of my thoughts throughout my day was based on how and when I could acquire alcohol.
I had a one-track mind and it was only to get that next buzz from booze.
This isn’t a way to live.
We become slaves to our addictions and life becomes hell on Earth.
So, what can we do?
Here’s 3 Unorthodox Ways to Quit Drinking and Get On with Life
One – Switch Addictions
Yes, you heard that right.
It’s hard to quit anything cold-turkey, so the next best thing to do is focus that energy you used in drinking your life away into another addiction for awhile.
Ideally, these new addictions that you adopt are somewhat healthier, like eating ice cream, working out, and making love, or playing an instrument, like drumming.
Drumming is great to take out frustrations and it really fires you up!
Of course, the addictions I switched to were unhealthy, but they got me away from the clutches of alcohol, then I slowly cut out those alternative addictions until I had practically none left.
So, what did I do?
I smoked. Yes. I smoked.
There’s nothing better than a cigarette after a stressful day.
And, I had the guilty pleasure of lighting one up at four in the morning after I went to the bathroom and no one was awake.
I also picked up a second job.
Working from morning till night will keep your mind off of drinking, and it’s pretty hard to drink while you’re working.
Then, last but least, I picked up some peanut M&M’s after work.
As an alcoholic, we crave sugar because alcohol is mostly sugar.
So, eating a candy bar once or twice a day, especially if you’re craving alcohol, is a good thing in the beginning of sobriety.
Eventually, you need to cut out all sugar and switch to Stevia.
Two – Meditation
Even though you might blame your excessive drinking on other people, heredity, or your abusive parents or children, the reason you mainly drink is because of your thoughts.
Yes, my thoughts led me to that first drink, which led to 15 more drinks.
I drank if I was having a great day or a bad day, or if it was raining or sunny.
I made up “my mind” to drink on every occasion.
So, the best way to gain back control over your thoughts is to meditate.
Meditation is the fastest way to get back to the true you, the one who isn’t triggered easily by other people and needs a drink.
Best time to mediate is half hour before work and a half hour right before bed.
The key is to get your thoughts back to a mantra, like “OM.”
The more your thoughts are neutralized through meditation, the less pull alcohol will have on you.
Three – CBD Oil
CBD Oil is by far the best natural plant compound that I have used to help with my social anxiety.
CBD oil is one of the 85 compounds found in hemp.
This is not pot or marijuana.
There is no THC.
But what CBD Oil does is phenomenal.
It can help a lot of mental and physical issues, including ADHD, Alzheimer’s, Cancers, PTSD, Social Anxiety, HIV, etc.
I’m not saying CBD Oil cures anything, I just know from my experience and hearing other testimonials that CBD oil is a life-changer.
I believe that once you start a healthy diet (after quitting the alternative addictions I mentioned earlier) that CBD Oil is definitely something you want in your health and wellness arsenal.
I hope this article helps you get sober.
I wasted a lot of years chasing the illusions of grandeur in the bottle.
I hope I save you some years and possibly your life!
Thanks for reading!
Erik Christian Johnson is a full-time blogger, self-development advocate, and full-time network marketing Entrepreneur.