I found myself so many times fighting an urge (thought). I was always really trying to find the thoughts that will keep me focused on the right path. You know, those sneaky thoughts that we have that fuel our urges that seem so powerful:
"I'll start tomorrow"
"My drinking isn't all that bad, especially compared to 'so in so' friend"
"I want to unwind"
You get the picture.
I heard along my journey the idea of - playing out the movie until the end.
Meaning, take the time to see how it will play out if you do decide to have a drink. For me it would be like this:
I know I won't be able to stop at just one.
I know I'll start to slur.
I know I'll feel like shit tomorrow.
Tomorrow I'll fill my day with thoughts of regret.
I'll most likely be unproductive.
I'll eat crap food.
I already know the way the movie will end if I decide to have a drink.
My reasons why NOT to drink eventually became so much stronger than the reason to drink.
I want to be the STAR of the movie.
Not the sad friend that never amounts to anything.
Not the friend that gets stuck in the same place with the same people, with the same problems.
Not the friend that keeps talking about what she wants and never doing what she wants.
How do you want your movie to end?
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