Quitting Drinking Made Me Realize I‘ve Never Been Honest With Myself

Do you feel like you’re living in alignment with your values?

  1. Drinking to feel ok
  2. Who are you, really?
  3. How to live in alignment

High school: the fish bowl of lost souls

The joy and ease of elementary was rudely ripped out from under my feet when I entered the arena. Being a bit of an introvert, an expansive school with almost 2000 teens felt like being dumped in the bull ring with no cape.

Drinking yourself into new life

Have you ever felt so acutely, deeply in your soul, that you just wanted to be someone else?

Prioritizing the approval of others put all my other needs on the back burner

Who are you, really?

I started drinking when I was 13 years old. That’s when I had my first “experiments” with bits of alcohol from adult dinner parties, highly supervised.

Writing that brings me so much relief

I realized that I never felt comfortable in my own skin growing up because I wasn’t being true to myself.

Tips for living more in alignment

The first step is to acknowledge and accept that you are who you are. There’s no running away here — even those parts you don’t like so much: just own it.

This is why you’re unhappy

Nick Keomahavong teaches about this topic in an incredible video. I’ve linked it below and highly recommend you spend 20 mins watching this while you drink your morning coffee or take a break from work.

When you are out of alignment it’s because what you think, say, and do are not true to you

It will cause you to suffer. And you might have noticed, it’s actually very difficult to live your life with clarity about what you think, say, and do. When you drink alcohol it’s nearly impossible.

Start living in alignment with these steps

First:

the investment you make in yourself now will compound over time into an incredible life where you actually feel content and comfortable in your skin on a daily basis.

Attract the right people by being exactly who you are. Those who matter won’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter.

Dr. Seuss book cover saying: Do what you want to do, say what you want to say, because those who matter don’t mind, and those who do mind don’t matter.

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Kaya Lemaire

Thoughts and stories about Wellness, Health, and Self-Improvement | I research life-changing topics and break ’em down for you.