Blogging as Therapy
Friday, May 17, 2013
My blogging has become a source of therapy if you will for me. Here on SP it's how I start my day by going through some positive affirmations and formulating a blog to kind of reflect on some thoughts that come to me as I move forward on my journey.
I always try to keep it relevant and most times not so detailed in order for it to apply to others when they read it - so that it fits perhaps with something they may be going through. It gives me great joy when I receive the comments to hear that it actually is helping some, and giving them a boost to start their day.
I am on day 5 of my 100 day challenge of being alcohol free (AF). I was so inspired by the leader who started the challenge, that I decided to start a blog there to mostly blog about my journey on that side of the fence... meaning that blog will be more focused on things going through my head on a day to day basis as I strive for sobriety for 100 days (and perhaps more).
I know the team members of Cutting Down the Booze get 'it' - but my issue with this is not something I felt warranted posting on SP. For me SP is more the place where I want to focus on other aspects of my health. So I will continue to post my inspirational blogs here... give you some updates on my day to day life... that will happen in the morning and the other blog which I titled "Lose 'da Booze" will occur later in the day or anytime I need to work through some tougher moments.
If you are interested in following it, you can sign up by visiting my page there losedabooze.wordpress.co
The blogs there may not always be as positive because it's meant mostly for me - to help me work through the issue of losing a habit which has prevented me from reaching so many goals.
On the family side of things - this week has been more peaceful and we are all attending counseling to work through our issues. My wonderful workplace is allowing me to work from home so I can accommodate my youngest's appointment today.
It's also the long weekend for us in Canada and since I'm staying AF - I wrote myself a to do list of things to get done should I get urges and cravings. My youngest is going away with a friend for the weekend to Mont Tremblant so I'll use the opportunity to do something with my 16 year old - one on one.
And it looks like the weather will be good... so I plan on enjoying some time in the sun... Happy Friday SP Friends!! May you bloom like the wonderful spring flowers!! Here's to NEW beginnings!