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      Thanks DG!

      Got a great night's sleep last night which makes all the difference.

      1. Remember the positive payoff for success

      2. Reward yourself at the end of the day.

      3. Relax and smell the roses along the way.

      I say the last one as I have a tendency to overthink things and that just sets myself up for failure. All the grand plans in my head and then the crushing disappointment when I let myself down. My greatest success comes when I stay in the moment and enjoy my day as best I can. My thoughts are then not consumed with AL - be that having it or not having it. So, off to enjoy my day. Hope you all do too.

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      Happy Halloween!
      No parties....just trick or treating... Feeling lazy, so probably will volunteer to stay home to pass out candies instead of walking around begging for candies w the kids. Most likely another AF day. I'm a person of habit, now that I have a new habit of not drinking, kind of hard to break that. I like this habit so much more though!

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      FreeFly;1402839 wrote: Thanks DG!

      Got a great night's sleep last night which makes all the difference.

      1. Remember the positive payoff for success

      2. Reward yourself at the end of the day.

      3. Relax and smell the roses along the way.

      I say the last one as I have a tendency to overthink things and that just sets myself up for failure. All the grand plans in my head and then the crushing disappointment when I let myself down. My greatest success comes when I stay in the moment and enjoy my day as best I can. My thoughts are then not consumed with AL - be that having it or not having it. So, off to enjoy my day. Hope you all do too.
      oh that's a great start to the day freefly.

      4. Be patient with yourself.

      It's tempting to decide to lose weight, start working out, change your diet, or just catch up on all of those things that have fallen behind, but don't over do it. I found that trying to do too much, just made me feel overwhelmed. I'm still learning patience with myself, and to do my best without setting myself up with too much pressure.

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      Day 2

      “Promises to ourselves will always materialize if we work for them.”
      -Alcoholics Anonymous


      I used to use any holiday as an excuse to have a drink. Handing out trick or treat candy used to be a reason to have a glass of wine in hand as we sat on our porch waiting for the kids. Now hot apple cider sounds like a much better idea. So much of this stuff is just about making changes and developing new habits.

      Today and every day I will remind you to go to sarasmile’s thread and post or read other poster’s reasons for not drinking today. Here is a link to her thread:
      http://www.mywayout.org/community/f1...ank-28090.html

      What to do instead of drinking:

      1. Remember the positive payoff for success

      2. Reward yourself at the end of the day.

      3. Relax and smell the roses along the way. (submitted by Freefly)

      4. Be patient with yourself. (submitted by Drinkingal)
      Think about plans you can make today that don’t include excuses to allow yourself a drink.

      Have a beautiful AF day!!

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      Good morning - and thank you for a nice, safe, encouraging place to be. Thanks for the welcomes LG and Eve, and the support DG! Day 3 FF, we are on the way!
      Halloween usually is my friend and I staying home handing out candy, but we do it form a table in the front with wine for us - this year I am going to break this habit and form a new one - I am with you Alcoholic! I couldn't work out what to drink, but apple cider is a great idea, thanks Eve - just put a box in the bag with candy so I don't forget - be prepared is my addition to the list! Also not to think too far ahead as that is daunting and feels overwhelming....

      1. Remember the positive payoff for success

      2. Reward yourself at the end of the day.

      3. Relax and smell the roses along the way. (submitted by Freefly)

      4. Be patient with yourself. (submitted by Drinkingal)

      5. Be prepared.

      6. Don't think too far ahead, enjoy and celebrate the short term without getting yoru knickers in a twist about the future.

      have a great day all, and here is to a successful Halloween...

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      I want to add a little quote here.

      "Those who believe they can do something, and those who believe they can't are both right." Henry Ford

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      I just wanted to send good vibes to scottish lass and freefly for tonight and a great af halloween. You can do this ladies!

      DG

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      Thanks DG - much appreciated

      I'm in witching hour now and not going to give in to short term gratification. Think I'll wrap up and go for a walk and buy some biccies to have with a nice cup of tea!

      SL - right with you about not getting our knickers in a twist worrying about the future! Gently does it.

      I really like this thread, feels safe and supportive as SL said. Thank you. Off to check out Sarasmiles thread. Happy Halloween one and all :huggy

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      Day 3

      “Faith in our self has to work 24 hours a day!”
      -Adapted from AA quote

      One important way to continue your success is to do things that will solidify your decision not to drink. It is time to get rid of liquor in the house, taking the same way home where you may have triggers that make you want to drink (seeing your favorite liquor store) etc.

      There Is a Hole in My Sidewalk
      Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
      By Portia Nelson

      Chapter One
      I walk down the street.
      There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
      I fall in.
      I am lost…I am helpless.
      It isn’t my fault.
      It takes forever to find a way out.

      Chapter Two
      I walk down the street.
      There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
      I pretend that I don’t see it.
      I fall in again.
      I can’t believe I am in this same place.
      But, it isn’t my fault.
      It still takes a long time to get out.

      Chapter Three
      I walk down the same street.
      There is a deep whole in the sidewalk.
      I see it is there.
      I still fall in…it’s a habit…but,
      My eyes are open
      I know where I am
      It is my fault.
      I get out immediately,

      Chapter Four
      I walk down the same street.
      There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
      I walk around it.

      Chapter Five
      I walk down another street.


      The more you reward yourself for walking down different streets, the more likely you are going to feel better about this decision

      How will you reward yourself today?
      1. Take a hot relaxing bath at the end of the day
      2.

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      Just checking in - will have to do this daily until I make the 30days - Day 3 done and dusted, Day 4 starting. Headache is fading, but I am hungry today - that is not usual and it is only 11am. Today is wet and "grismal" as my youngest calls it - todays reward will to just be quiet and gentle today - nothing big and exciting....starting to gather strength for the weekend as they have proven to be tough days for me during October - Fri and Sat in particular....

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