Boredom leads to drinking..
Friday, October 02, 2009
Last night I was hoping to see my boyfriend as he was out of town all day Wednesday visiting a friend. He ended up having friends over and then going to bed pretty early and I was disappointed by not getting to hang out with him. I did my workout last night which was AMAZING- doing the stair climber. But then after my super healthy dinner and watching a movie at the house with my sister, I noticed I had left my book at work. Another disappointment because I can entertain myself for hours by reading. Then the boredom crept in. I started texting my friends to see what they were doing. I started thinking about going out to the bar or over to a friend's house with a case of beer.. I wanted to socialize and for some reason booze is how I socialize. Then I texted my best friend Bernadette. I am so thankful for her friendship. She told me that I do not need to drink with work today and that I should instead stay in and enjoy the extra sleep. And that's what I did. Thanks to some support from a good friend, I made it through a night of boredom without booze. That is a big step for me as I have an issue with drinking solely out of boredom weeknights. I believe I am now going to be able to make it to a whole week without a single drink. Wow. Sounds bad but it is a big step for me, and I feel good about it.