Audio: Motivation

This is audio #117 for my monthly sober podcast.

Turns out that motivation needs to be applied daily. Who knew? All the things we do to be sober, our sober supports — we think other people are magically getting along without boosts to their energy. And we’re wrong 🙂

This audio was recorded in front of a live audience. So it’s longer than usual, a double episode, 30+ minutes long.

Comments from the chat:

DJ56 says: “Thought there was something wrong with ME when the gas tank was empty…”

Rabbit: “Thanks Belle, excellent stuff”

AlexP: “[Getting a dose of motivation], it’s got to be like brushing your teeth. After all, we were motivated to drink. We need a Motivation Store to drop into, on our way round our day.”

Here’s an extract. It’s a 3 minute sample taken from about the half-way point.



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

  • I stopped by because I was having a panick attack. I’ve learned over the last 107 days to just hunker down and ride them through.

  • Thanks Belle. Needed to fill my tank today and listening to your radio podcast was a perfect reminder that I’m learning, and practicing all this – before I go to see the weirdo neighbors. ?