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…
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.
Facebook, what a fantastic place, full of memes, cat videos, and such other time-consuming content.
The experts always tell you to share your wonderfully crafted work with the lovely humans on the FB Medium groups. Because you must market your work, how else would you get eyes on your latest piece?
So you get excited after the latest article is finished, you hit publish and wait for the views to roll in. But instead of millions of views, you get *crickets*, nothing, zilch. The next best step is to listen to the experts and share your piece with the infamous…
This picture looks boring, right?
I used to hate events like the one pictured above. If there was no alcohol, there was no way I was attending. I used to love getting fucked up. I’d smoke, snort, and drink whatever was available.
This was my personality; I was a fuck head, I drank to escape, I’d get messy to fit in, I just wanted people to like me. My friends encouraged this kind of behaviour; we were one and all. I thought I was happy stumbling through life in this way.
Until I hit rock bottom, that day I awoke…
When you use the word “try”, you come across as weak and indecisive. Even the dictionary definition sounds weak;
Try (verb): To attempt to do something (Source)
Remove the word try from your vocabulary; it will make you sound more confident. It is a weak word; it is used when you think you’ll either fail the task or aren’t 100% committed.
Imagine a colleague asks you to come to a party, but you’re not really interested. Naturally, you reply, “I’ll try and make it”. Deep down, you know you’re not going to go. It would be easier if you said…
Podcasts have taken over the world. Busy people can now keep their minds active whilst on the go, from gardening to coding; there’s a podcast for all. Within the episodes, you may find the guest had a similar experience with which you can resonate with. This helps you feel less isolated and alone. There are many others out there who are going through the same emotional rollercoaster after becoming sober or deciding to abstain from alcohol.
Here are my favourites;
This has to be my favourite of the podcasts. I started listening to Ruby Warrington when my sober journey began…
Dating is big business. In 2020, dating apps raked in over $3.08B, a 22% increase from 2019.
These apps capitalise on everyone’s loneliness; they make you believe they can help you find love. If you’re feeling hopeless, you can speed up the process by paying $20 per month; maybe if you’re feeling extra desperate, then pay for the whole year, and you’ll receive 50% off. What a sad state of affairs; if the app truly worked, you wouldn’t need a full year.
Do you not see through this? These companies only want your money; deep down, they don’t care about…
“The hard seltzer category is becoming more crowded with many brands following the same playbook,” said Elizabeth Hitch, Director of Hard Seltzers. “We created Vizzy to have all of the things the other hard seltzers have but with a meaningful addition that drinkers actually care about, antioxidant vitamin C.”
Vizzy is an alcoholic drink that is trying to stand out in a crowded market by claiming it is “the only hard seltzer with vitamin C”. Which, to be honest, is hilarious; it’s crazy how a company can get away with this claim. What also baffles me is how this allowed…
What if I told you around 1/3 of adults are walking around dazed and confused like zombies?
A recent study has revealed that many of us are so exhausted that we have concussion-like symptoms. They are causing you to suffer from memory loss, dizziness, fatigue, or low energy. Doctors are calling this postconcussional syndrome (PCS). The study was conducted on 34,000 people, comprising 13,009 cadets and 21,006 student-athletes. This study was aimed at finding the base rates of PCS in people with no recent concussion. In the end, they found that many suffered from these symptoms because of exhaustion.