reblog: try harder vs. try different

This is a quote from me, emailing Nost, earlier in the fall.

it’s really not a matter of trying ‘harder’ – it’s about trying ‘different’ … >> read more here

She’s on day 37 today. So I thought I’d repost this. Happy day 37 today, Nost. You rock.



I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

  • Thank you. Trying harder was not enough- it had let me down several times, and you told me so. You told me to try different- and I sat on that thought. It was there that I was going wrong. Just repeating old behaviour is not going to suddenly work and we have all been told that. Different has worked for me. I emailed you and my brother every day, and rewarded myself every 3-4 days so always had a treaty to look forward to. In my case I also started to go to AA and for me that has been an enormous help. Like minded people who I respect who have achieved sobriety- led to a mind shift. I am starting month 5 today. Yeh!!!