Thursday, December 9, 2010

Easy Does It

I'm really tired these days. I don't know if I'm starting to get sick, or if it's the stress of the holidays, or possibly the fun of raising a teenager. I don't know, but I do know I'm tired. Which for me if ignored can be dangerous. I need to remember to H.A.L.T and ask myself am I hungry, angry, lonely, or tired? If I ignore anyone of those things I normally have a melt down, and my old behavior comes rolling back, I turn out needing to make amends all over the place, and eventually the desire to drink comes back. Not pretty!

So today I am going to baby myself, eat really well, and possibly take a nap. Easy does it, everyone, easy does it!


  1. Never posted before, but read the blog all the time. I use the H.A.L.T method a lot but the one that I struggle with is the A - Angry. The other 3 I can handle and do something about but being Angry, How do I relieve anger that I may be feeling?? Any Suggestions.

  2. This is the first time I have posted as well. I lost my job yesterday..."Reduction in Force". I cried all day yesterday, but much less today. It will get better, and I will walk through this, but I am VERY angry today. I think it's progress because yesterday I was sad. Anyway, I read your blog almost everyday, and am grateful for your posts. Thanks!

  3. Ijust saw you on Dr. Phil. I recently lost my father to liver disease caused by his addiction to alcohol. I cant explain how I feel, I miss him so much. I forgive him for all the bad times but Im so angry that his love for drinking came before making himself better and living for his family. I now along with my brothers and sisters look after my devastated mother. Im so glad that you have quit cause so many people dont have the strenght and courage that you do. Keep on goin for your children because the pain im experiencing, i wouldnt wish on anyone.