Hobbies are crucial to your recovery. Channeling your new found time and energy into doing something that you enjoy will enable you to beat boredom, boost self-esteem and, of course, stay away from booze. Finding a new hobby or rekindling an old one helps to create a life you don’t want to escape from.
If women who got and stayed sober had chosen not to share their stories of failure and success, I could very well be still sneaking bottles in my briefcase, closet, nightstand, etc. waiting for another rock bottom that would have inevitably led me to rehab.
was actually destroying most areas of my life. I did the work, and I broke up with booze. Here’s what I gained after I gave it up: