I hate being the bad guy.
My husband tends to be the one who is more strict with the children. I tend to let more slide.
At the PR agency I co-own with my business partner, we always joke that I'm "good cop" and she's "bad cop."
I sometimes have a hard time being super harsh. I don't like it and I can see so many sides to a story.
But when it comes to getting what you want, it won't serve any of us to do anything half way. Especially when it comes to being sober and breaking a habit like accepting alcohol at every turn, for any occasion.
I know I've learned a lot from my slip ups. I learn each time I don't want to drink again - and then I find better ways to cope with a certain emotion.
But there comes a time when you've got to own the decisions you make.
Do you want to try life without alcohol? Or do you want to keep repeating the cycle and stay where you are?
It's not going to be easy to pass on the champagne at brunch, the beer at the birthday celebration or the wine while you're making dinner. But it will be worth it.
You'll learn things about yourself. You'll find new ways to cope with emotions and stressors. You'll do something that you'll be proud of. Stop making excuses and you'll ultimately feel better if you just stick with it.
Why not give it a try? Why not step outside your comfort zone and fight through the tough spots?
Don't give up on yourself. Don't break your promise to yourself. Don't quit when it's hard.
DECIDE YOU CAN. AND BELIEVE YOU CAN.
FOLLOW THE NEXT STEPS TO COMPLETE DAY 10
Say your Daily Mantra "I make choices that get me closer to my goal." whenever you have a chance.
Head over to the Private Facebook Group and join us to share that you completed Day 10.
Send any questions you may have to me at email@example.com. I want us all to have a successful Sober October so let me know how I can help.