How I stumbled into sobriety
A great take on how he found himself not drinking and feeling so much better for it as written and posted by Dom Knight in Daily Life on November 15, 2012.
Dom writes “Over the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling really great for some reason. I’ve been rising far earlier than my usual eight o’clock, often at six or seven. At night I’ve been getting to sleep almost as soon as my head hits the pillow, whereas it often takes me hours of lying there. I certainly haven’t been trying to be healthy, so I couldn’t work out what it was that was putting a spring in my step, except perhaps spring itself. But after a bit of thought, I think I’ve figured it out. It’s the fact that I haven’t been drinking. Since realising this, I can’t help wondering whether this is how things should be all the time. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that my ability to bounce back from a night on the turps has lessened considerably. The really scary thing is how much alcohol affects my mood. It’s been living up to its ‘depressant’ title a little too much for my liking... I want to remember how great these past few weeks have been, how much more energy I’ve had getting out of bed in the morning, and how much more positive I've felt about facing the day. I want to remember what it’s like to feel productive and efficient and even a little healthy. And above all, I’d like to have access to 100% of my brain function during 100% of my waking hours, if that isn’t too much to ask”
Great article on giving up the booze: http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/life/7954709/How-I-stumbled-into-sobriety