It IS going to be okay. I know it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow. But someday it is all going to be all right. For today, we remember to breathe, we treat ourselves the way we want to be treated by others, we drink large glasses of water and we get outside for fresh air every two hours. These things will help until everything is okay.
What else helps? Share your secrets. --from Glennon's 4-18-12 post
For me? It's music. Oh how it can change my mood! And maybe this is not an appropriate choice for an answer to a question asked by a recovered alcoholic, but today I'm listening to Cheers (Drink to That) from a recent epi of Smash. and Call Me Maybe.
See, when *I* listen to it, it's not about the alcohol or getting drunk or looking for a honey (mwah), it's about remembering to celebrate, to let go a bit, and that spending time with friends can re-set your meter.
Because when you are down in the dumps, making social plans to be with friends can seem so overwhelming and selfish and something you just can't, but the results are there. You just have to take that step, realize the value, and get out there. No more wallowing in self-pity.
So what helps you?