Bye Bye Alcohol

I’ve ditched alcohol as well!

I effin’ LOVE this transformational journey I’m on! I just love, love, love it!

Recently I have felt an increasing desire to ditch alcohol and this morning I made the final decision that it longer can have any place in my life.

I didn’t drink often but when I did usually even one single glass of wine or beer would mess up my energy and I did not like it at all.

The sleep-pattern disruptions, the sluggishness, tiredness the following day.. No thanks. No more.

The feeling of alcohol being a thief began to grow in me and last night was the last time I had alcohol in my life.

As in ‘ever’. I’m done with it.

And the main reasons that I have chosen to ditch alcohol as well as sugar, coffee and junk-foods are that they are affecting me, my choices, and the overall quality of my life in negative ways.

Things like I believe many people can relate to:

That alcohol is actually a thief that robs you of vitality, energy and productivity.

And how about the energy sucking qualities of hanging out with people you wouldn’t normally want to hang out with and having conversations that aren’t stimulating or inspiring but actually drains you?

And how about the mental fog and tiredness the following day.. Need I say more?

For me, personally, I no longer tolerate or accept days like that.

And I’m no longer going to eat the unhealthy foods the brain craves when under the influence of alcohol (I had some cheese yesterday!), nor will I put myself in situations where I make the wrong decisions that I would never make when clear-headed.

Time with alcohol is time wasted. Valuable days and hours wasted on things that are not important to me at all.

Alcohol is a thief

I prefer that my brain works and fires on all cylinders; I love being productive, inspired, energetic and feeling vitality in my body and mind.

Alcohol robs you of all those things.

Alcohol diminishes our will-power and our standards get lowered so we make wrong judgments more easily and thus make choices that are not right and good for us.

I prefer feeling clear-headed, sharp and alert and I love waking up refreshed and ready to take on the day.

Alcohol robs you of those things.

Alcohol cause disrupted sleep (waking up in the middle of the night having troubles going to sleep again) and it robs me of valuable time that I much more prefer using for being active and fully present in my life and with the people I interact with.

I want to live the best life possible and make the most of myself and alcohol is not contributing to any of that, at all.

Alcohol is a thief! 

Turning bad habits into good ones

I prefer happiness 🙂

I prefer peace, authenticity, good health, joy, and freedom.

I want to spend (all) my time focusing on things that are truly important to me and I feel so empowered by the momentum of my current transformation.

It actually makes me euphoric to have made the choices I’ve made recently in my life; I’m that happy, that every fiber of my being is screaming YES! 🙂

Alcohol has no place in my new, healthy lifestyle because it takes more than it gives and I don’t want it my body and mind.

I’m totally redirecting all my energy towards that which that I want and deserve.

I want to live the best life I can possibly live and I want to make the most of myself and be all that I can be.

Alcohol hinders and blocks the natural and powerful life-force that wants to flow through me with full throttle.

Now it has all the place in my life. Full throttle 🙂

Even if I only had a few drinks occasionally (sometimes months in between), I have ditched it 100%.

No “two unit limit rule” and no “special occasions exceptions” rule either.

Drinking alcohol has lost its appeal completely. I don’t want the negative influence in my life, ever again.

I want to live fully, have clarity and be present and participate fully in my life.

I want to spend my brainpower on things that are important to me and really show up fully in my life and follow through when my intuition is guiding me towards healthy and good choices.

So I’m extremely happy to have come to the point in my life where I can say:

“No thanks, I don’t drink” 🙂

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Eliminating from your life everyone and everything that drains you will allow the life-force to flow freely through you and fill you with vitality and true happiness.

♥♥♥

Here’s 8 questions to ponder if you too are drawn to quit alcohol for good:

Answer them with brutal honesty (write them down on paper) for the sake of self-love:

What do you feel proud about in your life today?

What do you want to feel proud about?

What do you feel grateful for in your life today?

What could you feel grateful for?

What do you feel excited about in your life?

What do you want to feel excited about?

What could you get excited about?

And lastly, ..

What are you drinking for..?

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Comments

  1. Tom Harley

    Hi Maria, I stopped drinking a few years ago but recently have been curious to discover the affect it has on awareness and tried a couple of frothy beverages several months ago.

    The conclusion: Bloody awful!

    Post drinking (12 hours onwards) Contraction and re-identification with Self occurred, presence completely lost. Also felt like I hadn’t slept for three years the following day haha!

    Interestingly presence was not lost during drinking and there was no desire to drink more or drink again.

    I know now that the effects of alcohol depend entirely on ones current state of consciousness.

    There were zero positive effects from a more expanded state, which was a shock as the belief still remained that alcohol was capable of delivering a nice dose of euphoria.

    A worthy experiment…that I won’t be repeating in a hurry!

  2. I know exactly what you mean Tom! 😊

    The article is from 2016 and I have since then had both alcohol and caffeine (I went back to it on and off), so I can totally relate to your experience with it as well.

    The energy is very different, isn’t it, not very pleasurable and not how you would remember it from your younger years! 😁

    In my own experimenting I also noticed that when I had coffee I was more prone to want to have a glass of wine or two, whereas when I didn’t drink coffee (or caffeine) I almost never craved alcohol.

    Same with unhealthy foods, coffee seems to increase the cravings for it, but when I drink only water I also pretty much eat very healthy too.

    Life is so much better without stimulants, not just health and mood-wise, but in other ways too.

    The struggle with quitting coffee is Real though! Not sure if you have experienced it but the withdrawal symptoms are not fun to go through at all.

    It’s when you quit caffeine that you realize what a powerful drug it really is.

  3. Tom

    Couldn’t agree more… So much better without stimulants, they’re all bitterly disappointing now anyway but they did their job for many years.

    Bloody awful – I’d take nicotine or alcohol withdrawal over caffeine…it took around 60 days to feel somewhat normal.

    Yes they do seem to perpetuate each other, same with nicotine. Fascinating how a cup of coffee never seemed to have any effect on energy whilst I still drank alcohol, they must have cancelled each other out.

    I have the odd cup of tea now, any more caffeine than that and it feels like full blown mania…body doesn’t like it and starts sweating and vibrating!

    Nice that they’re an option and things we prefer not to have as opposed to things we feel we can’t or shouldn’t have though.

  4. For me caffeine withdrawal usually takes 10 days and then I’m fine. Noticeably better around day 7 and then it just gets better by the day.

    I now remember that I wrote an article about quitting coffee too, here it is if you (or anyone else reading this) want to read it:

    https://mariaerving.com/no-coffee-experiment

    I’ve gone back many times though, for a variety of reasons, so for me in the past few years it has more been because I ‘have to’ (quit) rather than because I want to, and the main reason is hormonal (perimenopause).

    But it’s complicated LOL. I think I could write a book about my relationship with caffeine and it’s effects on me and how my body reacts to it!

    Life is (much!) better without it, but it also has its benefits at times, so .. yeah, still grappling with that one from time to time!

    Alcohol withdrawal I don’t know anything about, I never had any issues with it in that way (as in being addicted to it).

    Smoking; I did smoke back in the days too, but quit when I was in rehab (I’m a former drug addict, have been clean now for 17-18 year or so).

    It was actually easy, easier than I thought, and what helped me quit smoking was the book “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking” by Allen Carr.

    Among other things! I did a huge amount of inner work at that time too and was studying NLP, Gestalt etc, so of course all those things contributed too.

    But I can say that that book was what was most helpful.

    I decided to read the book over a weekend and smoke while doing that as much as I could (as the book recommends you do too), and then when the weekend was over, I didn’t smoke anymore.

    “Just like that”. 😊 And I had smoked since I was around 12 years old and tried to quit before.

    Weirdly enough I was able to continue drinking coffee at that time without feeling the need to have a cigarette with it as those two definitely go together for most people.

    I never even saw coffee as a drug back then, I don’t think anyone did really.

  5. Tom

    Awesome, well done…

    Coffee and nicotine used to be a firm favourite here!

    Back then I was ‘high functioning’ with attachment to medication, alcohol and nicotine (and caffeine although it wasn’t seen as such) spinning plates for a decade then life decided enough was enough and I was forced to start the inner work.

    Grateful now for the events that acted as the catalyst but at the time I wasn’t haha!

    Have you ever drank coffee whilst fasted? So potent.

    Really enjoying sharing experiences by the way.

  6. Yes, all things has their own time and reason, even my drug addiction years! 😊

    I’ve always been very intuitive and ‘psychic’ so when I started doing hard drugs I was shown a picture, or a vision of my future that described how my life would go if I continued on that path, and a voice (within me) asked me if I really wanted that.

    And even though I “saw” the misery and struggles I would encounter later on in my life due to the drug use, I said Yes to it anyways and went full throttle into it from the get-go.

    Of course I could never predict how difficult it would be later on, no one can, most of us begin very innocently and it’s all fun and exciting in the beginning, at least it was for me, until the drugs takes over your life and then it’s not that fun anymore.

    About coffee/caffeine while fasting;

    No, never. Only water. I have always thought and firmly believed that drinking caffeine while fasting is a very bad idea for the healing process (fasting helped balance my hormones) so I have always stayed clear from it.

    I’ve also actually used (water) fasting as a way to clear out the toxins faster too, as part of the quitting process, and it has proved to be very helpful to me.

    Of course there has been days when I’ve started my day with a cup of coffee and no breakfast, so in that way you could say it was in a fasted state (depending on when I last ate the day before, like for example when I did OMAD), but I prefer to not do that.

    Great talking with you too, Tom. 😊

  7. Tom

    Well our journeys have shown us truth, there is only gratitude here now for the suffering experienced in earlier life and attachment was a big part of that…

    I used to train for hours fasted, only consuming coffee. If I did this now, I’d be a nervous shaking wreck!

    Have a fantastic rest of your festive period…keep up the brilliant content.

    Tom x

  8. Yes, only gratitude here as well. It’s all part of the larger tapestry of our life and our individual learning and growth experiences.

    And thank you! You too have a fabulous rest of the holiday season! 😊

    I’m spending most of it up in the mountains walking with my four-legged friend. The weather here in Spain is perfect at the moment, almost like springtime in Scandinavia, so I’m loving it.

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