This little journey that we are all on was not designed to be easy.
It doesn’t matter whether you are stood on the corner of Regent’s Street selling papers or an entrepreneur unlocking a 10 million deal we all face our highs and lows, our challenges and revelations, our sadness and joys.
Breaking bad habits is no different – it takes perseverance, repetition and an acceptance that the short term discomfort is worth it in the long run. Sometimes this means that things can seem a bit mundane.
In order to break free from alcohol I have found in the last week certainly that I am becoming more accepting that I am going to have to repeat the mundane things in life. I am going to have to understand that sometimes this means that things cannot all be fireworks and deep blue Mediterranean seas. Sometimes I just have to work at repeating what is working and moving me forward and recognise the energy and power that this holds on its own. So in the case of last week it has literally been to eat, sleep, work and repeat my daily routines.
Of course there is more to it than this but what I am trying to represent is the treadmill that life sometimes is. It’s how I train myself to find pleasure and happiness in the simple things that will lead to success. The ability to pull myself back into the moment and accept that life does not permanently lie in the past or in the future. I have all that I need right here and now – this is where satisfaction is found and quite possibly excellence in delivering habitual change.
Things are definitely becoming easier for me and my new alcohol free habits are becoming well embedded. Sure I will continue to have the brain farts (several this week if not in double figures) but they are passing thoughts and are of little significance – So I accept them, don’t make too much of a fuss and let them pass. These are thoughts of “isn’t that scene on a summers evening with a glass of cold beer attractive” or “a cold beer would really help me relax right now.” I am not planning on these thoughts dissipating anytime soon – after all they taken a couple of decades to build so why would they dissipate overnight.
I think it’s a good sign that I’ve lost track of the weeks – Indeed think I’m a week behind blogging – sorry for posting late. “Why?” You ask. Because it means I’m less focused on counting the days from when I went free and more concerned about the life that I want to build in the here and now.
I hope you can relate to this in some small way.
Take Care …