Take a look around you. What kind of promises do the billboards, magazines, and advertisers promise you about alcohol?
Stressed out? Drink
Feel Happier? Drink
All of that is just empty promises.
This is what I found after an empty bottle of wine:
Happiness- I felt less happy after nearly every time I drank.
Confidence- Yes, I was only confident that I made a fool of myself. Only an inebriated false sense of self confidence that left me guessing what I did or said the night before.
Comfort- A sense of escape that never amounted to anything. I'd escape to only find that I still had the same up's and down's as I did before I drank (which were now harder to deal with because I was spending so much time beating myself up for my poor choices).
Exhausted- I was only becoming more and more exhausted.
Fun- Fun I couldn't remember. Night of "fun" that I had to ask my friends or husbands what happened the night before. Or I'd hear a story and think to myself, "I don't remember that at all". And, absolutely no fun the next day feeling like shit!
Don't fall for it.
Take a step outside of yourself and evaluate if there are promises being kept or promises being broken.
Taking a proper break will help you to answer your questions.
Whatever you're searching for at the bottom of the glass you will find 10 times better with an alcohol free lifestyle.