You know the familiar term, “Ignorance is bliss,” right? Well, never before has that term been so accurate as it is today.
As I write this blog post, it’s April 2020, the year that changed right before our eyes. It’s also Alcohol Awareness Month, a time that is set aside to talk openly about the facts of alcohol.
It’s Alcohol Awareness Month!
Before you close off from the topic and say, “that’s not me”, consider reading more. Remember, ignorance is bliss.
When I started GrayTonic back in the fall of 2018, I did so out of the pure notion of spreading the awareness of gray area drinking, the space between moderate social drinking and severe alcohol abuse disorder, also known as alcoholism. Why? Because that’s where I found myself to be.
It just happened.
I was screwing myself royally without even knowing it or trying. I was slowly wreaking havoc in my life, but I thought I was like “everyone else” that drank. Little did I know I was denying myself out of having a life full of abundance, knowing what self-love feels like, and having immense clarity with an appreciation for my life.
Now I’m not suggesting that you’re in the same boat; however, I would like to stir the pot by asking you about your own relationship with alcohol. Are you drinking too much? Is the ability to not drink causing you fear? Are you waking up hungover from time to time? How about waking up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, and then you toss and turn for the next two hours?
What’s your relationship like with Alcohol?
Are you scared to have a social life without drinking? Are you unsure of how realistic you’re answering these questions right now?
Here’s something for you…just be honest with yourself. Nobody is in your head except you right now. There’s no judgment, no shame, and no labels to claim; just a hard look into your life and how drinking is a part of it.
Consuming alcohol is a funny thing. It’s like starting out on a great first date with someone amazing. Then over time, you realize that person isn’t who you thought they were and eventually, they start hurting you. You love this person so much, but they keep crushing your soul. Eventually, they take everything they can from you; your mental health, your time, your money, your energy, and your life.
Here’s how to screw yourself without trying
Alcohol is sneaky. It can start so romantic and beautiful, but can eventually rip your soul apart. It happens without rhyme or reason.
For this unprecedented April, don’t let ignorance mess things up for you without knowing it. Take the opportunity presented and get honest with yourself. Nobody can make you do anything; it’s a choice and a decision that starts and ends with you.
If you want a loving nudge, let’s hop on a quick 30-minute call. I won’t let you screw yourself over for one more day. It’s time to feel amazing, in control, and powerful! And if all I did for you today is provide a planted seed of possibility, then I’ve done my job. You are now aware.