Going Full Circle
The core reasons why you drink will be the core things you need to work on to break free.
Seems obvious right? Well, it is but it isn’t and it wasn’t for me until I was free from alcohol and reflecting on the whole nightmare of it all that was my early 40’s. And it often all starts in childhood.
There are 4 themes that I can pin-point that were present in my life since my early teen years:
- lack of confidence
- need to find my tribe
- desire for my voice and opinion to be expressed, and
- a low simmering of mild anxiety,
all of which I drank alcohol to overcome.
I don’t think this is too uncommon. Everybody reaches for alcohol for one reason or other.
I had to tackle these 4 themes head-on in order to successfully become alcohol free.
What’s more unbeknown to me at the time, alcohol exacerbated these 4 things! It tricked me into believing I was not enough with it. It took away my ability to be wholly present and connect meaningfully. It made my voice loud and confused and it added fuel to my anxiety.
So insidious is alcohol’s addictive nature that it can make you think you need it for 101 different reasons that you don’t know of until you find yourself trying to untangle yourself from it. Full circle!
Going full circle can sometimes mean going right back to where it all started – high school or university or where you were when alcohol became a constant crutch for you.
And slowly the untanglement begins and you can emerge stronger and happier than ever.
It’s worth it!
So what are your themes?
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