Weeks #33 and #34 – Who are the passengers on your bus?

bus-1868507_1920Who are the passengers on your bus?

Yes you.

Who are the passengers on your bus?

“Which bus is he talking about?” You’re wondering.

I am talking about the only vehicle you are driving every day of your life, full of passengers you like or dislike, passengers you very much welcome and passengers you wish you could get rid of at the next stops:  Continue reading “Weeks #33 and #34 – Who are the passengers on your bus?”

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Week #32 – Minimalist

less-is-moreWhat’s up gang?

The other week, after a couple of anxiety episodes, I started to reflect on what I have been doing recently and if there was anything I could try to do differently.

So I went through a couple of items in my mind, starting with Continue reading “Week #32 – Minimalist”

Week #31 – Grumpy face

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Yes, grumpy face. Grumpy face because these fucking anxiety episodes started again a couple of nights ago. First time since my daughter was born.

Deep down I was hoping that being busy taking care of Sofia would prevent me from being anxious. What a stupid thought! I should have known better if I was paying attention to what I wrote on this blog and read over the past couple of months!

Being busy is not a remedy. You can’t ignore your thoughts and feelings for ever just by being busy.

Mindfulness and acceptance are Continue reading “Week #31 – Grumpy face”

Weeks #29 and #30 – The power of daily routine

 

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I’ve read a couple of times in a couple of different places (I believe that one of them was the book called “The monk who sold his Ferrari“) that setting up a daily routine is a very powerful way to implement sustainable change in your life.

If you want to change something in your life, if you want to kick off a new habit, apparently you “just” need to do this new thing every day for 30 days and then it is supposed to kind of stick with you.

And to be fair, I felt that I have been experiencing this idea over the past 6 months when I started Continue reading “Weeks #29 and #30 – The power of daily routine”

Week #28 – The link between alcohol and anxiety

kermit-1651615_1280 Hello team,

I hope you are doing well and that you are staying warm – or, if you are living in the southern hemisphere, I hope you (lucky bastards) are enjoying your summer.

This week, I would like to say a quick word about my experience of the link between drinking alcohol and having anxiety and encourage you to read two recent articles on that topic. Continue reading “Week #28 – The link between alcohol and anxiety”

Weeks #24 to #27 – 6 months! And Merry Christmas!

keep-calm-and-happy-6-monthsHello there,

I have been quite bad at updating this blog recently. Based on my last post, it is easy to understand why but still, I’d like to be able to write more often!

Anyway… as mentioned in the title, I have now been sober for 6 months.

It is an interesting feeling to say the least. These days, when I think about this journey, the main things that come to mind are: Continue reading “Weeks #24 to #27 – 6 months! And Merry Christmas!”

Weeks #22 and #23 – When the challenge gets more challenging…

20171121_101407Here we are… the cookie monster has arrived…

🙂 🙂 🙂

I am so in love with her.

But she is definitely bringing changes in our lives and routines!

After 11 days with her, I am happy to report that I have been able to meditate every day anyway. Ok ok I admit… some of these meditation sessions were 50% meditation, 50% nap but hey it’s better than nothing.

Let’s see if I manage to keep up like this!

Regarding drinking alcohol, I have not been tempted so far. Actually, I am quite pleased I stopped drinking because I would not like to add alcohol to the current lack of sleep, additional stress when cookie monster is crying and so on.

Oh and by the way, it has now been 5 months since my last drink.

Hopefully I’ll be able to keep on writing here every week or every other week because the journey is definitely going to be more exciting, challenging and rewarding.

Twenty-two weeks done. Thirty more to go.

Twenty-three weeks done. Twenty-nine more to go.

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