Didi (day 46) says: “One thing I really battle with is worrying about what is my stuff and what is not – I spend my time worrying about trying to control, hold, sort out other people’s shit … Are we boozers just control freaks? … I remember hearing something you said – you’re right audio has a wonderful way of getting in our heads the way reading doesn’t! Thanks Belle.”
And so i’ve put together the “worry about your own shit” sober podcast bundle with 4 full audios and 2 tiny audios:
SP081 Control: relationship between drinking and control issues and anxiety; what are the things you can control, and the things that you can’
SP103 Boundaries: i’m doing this to take care of ME, you say. i’m learning how to say no
SP141 Can I drink again later? What to tell yourself when your brain acts up with ideas of future drinking
RA003 Who’s Going to Help Me? You know this feeling, it’s the parent who flaps around the house saying, I have to do everything myself. Why doesn’t anybody help me. And it’s the person who wants to make something for Christmas for her kids, but she starts it Christmas Eve, and she’s saying why isn’t anybody helping me, when everyone else has gone to bed.
OMM020 Boundaries: there are toxic people around you, there is shit-pouring. you need an umbrella. how do you get one? [clearly this one needs a language warning]
and a 2-minute clip from SP187 – Take Care of You (this is not the whole podcast, just an extract) – what does it mean to ‘take care of yourself’?
if alcohol is an elevator that only goes down, you can get off and stay off. artsober.com