Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sober Day #23: How the Mundane supports Sobriety

It's that everyday routine that could easily go awry when I was ending every day with multiple glasses of wine.  The bed's not made?  So what!! The sink is full of dirty dishes?  Who cares?  The dirty laundry is piling up and the garden has more weeds than flowers?  I'll get around to it tomorrow.

What a change!  Our bed looks so pretty with its colorful comforter and piles of plush pillows.  The dishwasher is loaded and running, and the kitchen counters are clean and sparkling.  Laundry is all caught up, and the few flowers and other plants surviving the cold at this time of year have plenty of weed-free room to 'breathe'.  There is nothing inherently morally admirable about completing any of these activities, they do make a difference.  In a Feng Shui sort of sense, having a clean, tidy and orderly environment keeps my brain clearer.

And a clearer brain makes less anxiety, and less anxiety makes less of a drive to seek solace in wine.

This is very satisfying!!

1 comment:

  1. I think it is the little things like this that really add up in sobriety. Doing a few more things every day makes a big difference in the long run! Thanks for the insight, Carrie! xx - Jen


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