Chances are you’ll feel attacked by this article. If you do, then there’s a high probability you may have a drinking problem.
Imagine an alcoholic. Is it a homeless person, passed out on a bench, an empty bottle thrown to the side?
Now flip the script. There’s a person sitting in front of their TV. They have a lovely house, solid career, family. This person also drinks (almost) every day. What do you think, is this person an alcoholic? Maybe this person is you.
Society has told you the latter is normal, that it is acceptable. Adverts and movies have…
You’ve been lied to for a long time, your friend alcohol is the culprit. Alcohol is forever making grandiose promises. Tell me, has it ever fulfilled any of its promises made to you?
It continually lets you down. So many lies are consumed by broken promises; history repeats itself over and over. Why do you forgive and forget?
Alcohol is a pathological liar embedded in your life; it is the thorn in your side that needs to be removed.
It comforts you and makes you feel safe when you’re in its company. When the relationship starts, it beautiful, full of…
Hangover (n.) The feeling one gets from drinking far too much. It is often associated with feelings of regret, short-term amnesia, lack of appetite, needing to vomit. Hangovers will typically leave you feeling like sh*t for approximately 24 hours (age dependant).
Oh, you know full well what a hangover is. I don’t need to explain this feeling to you. You could describe in detail the events that led you to your worst hangover. Or even tell the story of your first ever hangover?
I know mine was monumental; I had awoken covered in my own sick after drinking almost 1l…
In my last crazy month of being drunk, I found myself in the hospital, I’d even contemplated killing myself. These events made me realise alcohol was destroying my life. I needed to make a change before it was too late. I needed to start a new life.
I had no idea what my new sober life had in store for me. One thing that was certain, I‘d no longer be that obnoxious drunk. I had to quit for my own sanity. When deciding to quit drinking you may think there are many negatives to being sober, I did as well.
Advertising and society have taught you that alcohol is to fastest way to become happy. Films and TV shows highlight the power of alcohol; it is glorified as the holy grail of happiness and fun. This toxic thought process has spread throughout society, encouraging people to use abuse alcohol in the name of a better life. The term “functioning alcoholic” is thrown around with no implications. Everything is fun and games until alcohol ruins your life.
Maybe you don’t drink to make yourself happy; you drink to avoid being sad.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, reality…
First drafts are always the hardest. It can often seem impossible to get your thoughts from your brain onto a piece of paper.
There’s a blank document staring at you, your mind taunts you, telling you how much you suck, that you should quit, there’s pressure building in your mind. Writer’s block kicks in and puts a stop to the writing process.
I know this feeling far too well. I’d spend hours writing, editing and tweaking the first draft. In the end, the document was half-finished, and I’d wasted the free time I had. …
Upon opening my email, it was a massive shock to see this amount staring at me. This was definitely a mistake. The money would hit my account then Medium would instantly ask for it to back.
There was no follow up email explaining why I had graced with this bonus?
Then, before I knew it, articles kept popping up left, right and centre all over Medium. Publications had been flooded with articles, and people were excited, while others were disappointed — the writers of Medium left in shock.
Medium gave a $500 bonus to 1,000 writers for the month of…
I’m not going to lie, I can’t be f*cked to write today. Motivation is at an all-time low.
Even though I’m lacking motivation, I know I need to create a strong writing habit that will guide me through the tough times. It keeps me progressing towards my goals. This self-discipline overpowers motivation.
Anyway, motivation is a fickle emotion. It’s there one moment, and before you know, it’s gone again. Two hours later you’re still sitting on your arse scrolling through Facebook.
You will never achieve your goals if you solely rely on motivation. …
I love that feeling after finishing a heavy session at the gym, happy, tired and sweaty. Ready to eat some food and recuperate and grow.
As soon as gyms reopen, I’m getting straight in there and smashing out some deadlifts. That should hit enough of the 600 plus muscles in the body. These muscles make up a large amount of your body weight.
The trouble is they’re quite needy, they constantly need nutrition and attention and stimulation. If they stop getting the attention need they will shrivel up and may be replaced by fat. This is the result of a…
It seems that breaking over $100 per month is the pinnacle of Medium success. Everyone has the goal of making it into the $100 club. In April I smashed into the club, now I’m in the top 8% of writers (I’m unsure of the actual %).
*Googles* What do writers do once they’re famous?
Anyway, now I’ve broken through the gateway I’ll just sit here and wait for my VIP Medium membership card.
Oh wait, yes, nobody actually cares.
So what’s the next step now? Do I release an overpriced masterclass teaching all you newbies how to massively increase your…