Here at the DUI Foundation, we’re excited to partner with Carrie Armstrong, with the How To Be A Sober Girl blog. You can check out her blog here. Over the next thirty days, she has committed to a How To Be A Sober Girl 30 Day Kickstart campaign and we’ll be sharing her stories right here.
And without any more time, here’s Day Twelve:
I’m a firm believer that all the action in the world is of no use when it comes to stopping drinking unless we can learn effective tools to control our emotional state. Because there is simply no pay off otherwise. Why would anyone do anything if there is no pay off? If it isn’t a win-win situation? Stopping drinking should always be a win-win situation. If it isn’t? Then we will simply return to drinking because who doesn’t want to engage in behavior that seems more pleasurable or attractive than the given alternative?
So many of us are only still drinking or drinking heavily because it keeps horrible feelings like panic or sadness at bay. And it’s such a shame, because there are far more effective ways to control or guide our emotions than drowning them in alcohol so we can’t temporarily feel them
I honestly feel like if I had known this i would never have gotten so far down the track of alcohol addiction that I did. But the good news is that it’s never too late to learn this lesson.
EFT is an incredible tool. Choosing the way we feel, setting the emotional tone is a priceless skill to learn. there are others but this is such a popular one with my clients that i thought it was worth sharing with you before the others. You can watch a short explanation of it here:
If it resonates with you? Please give it a go. You won’t be sorry, it’s a wonderful tool well worth investing in.