Every single day, you get the chance to run from yourself or to run towards yourself.
Running from yourself leads to escapism strategies. These specific strategies often leave you feeling guilty or shameful after you’ve done them. In fact, that’s how you know you have run from yourself – If you end up feeling guilty for what you did.
Running towards yourself leads to accepting yourself & the moment for what it really is. Running towards yourself is the ability to be within your own body. To be with your thoughts and feelings no matter if they feel comfortable or not. In fact, whether you feel ‘comfortable’ or not is irrelevant.
The body is not designed to feel comfortable and the thought that it should is what leads to needing to escape in the first place.
Why is this so important to know?
Well, next time you reach for a beverage, stop and ask yourself “How uncomfortable would it be to not drink this?”
The more discomfort, the more benefits you’ll experience from not drinking.
Why? Because you’ll indirectly be having to get to know yourself. To be with yourself and manage your emotional state.
You’ll know you’ve hit the nail on the head with this exercise if you end up feeling one thing and one thing only.
Isn’t that the only thing that matters anyway?
Feeling proud of who you are, what you do, and who you’ve been during the day?
The journey isn’t about alcohol reduction. It’s about feeling proud.