Why do I still find some value in drinking?
It seems that, on some level, I still believe drinking enhances me and my experiences. I want to uproot this belief, turn it on its head, but I don’t know how.
The top ten limiting beliefs that are most prevalent in my life are:
- Old belief: Alcohol enhances me and my experiences.
- New Belief: I am my best and brightest when I am fully present in the moment, a moment that is perfect in its natural un-enhanced state.
- Old belief: I’ll never get sober. All my past relapses are a sign I’m doomed to this cycle forever.
- New Belief: My past doesn’t define my present. I have learned everything I need to from my experiences in order to maintain long-term sobriety.
- Old Belief: I can’t trust myself
- New Belief: I can trust myself and am continuing to prove to myself that I can.
- Old Belief: Recovery won’t happen without some amazing, profound, pink-cloud-like paradigm shift.
- New Belief: I just have to show up for myself. There is not such thing as a perfect setting for recovery.
- Old Belief: Wine is elegant and sophisticated.
- New Belief: Standing confidently and with presence with bubbly water or water is sophisticated.
I will put energy in the new me, not the old me. I will remove my focus from what I don’t want to happen, and place it on the life I am building myself in recovery.