It's been said that it should take 21 days to break out of an old routine and form a new one. Today, for the first time in as long as I can remember, I've been sober for 21 days 🙆🏼 I thought of myself as being pretty productive - a high-functioning alcoholic/ addict if you will 👼🏼 but I cannot believe how much I've done in such a short amount of time since becoming sober. I'm working on big ideas too, planning work trips, new artworks and building a new business, but above all I've considered my fresh new perspective on life as a chance to educate myself spiritually.
The brief foundations of what I've learned in the past few weeks have given me the 'tools' I needed to better understand, control and appreciate my mind, instead of being controlled by it. I've been reading a book called 'The Power Of Now - Eckart Tolle' as suggested to me be over 100 people (thank you all) and I owe much of my continued sobriety to this education. To be honest I'm not much of a reader and it's a hard-read. I'm giving myself the time to work through it slowly, practice the teachings and I cannot believe how powerful it's been for me, even though I'm only half way through! My advice for anyone out there who wants to get sober is to read this book.
I've also learned that to achieve sobriety I need to work on my community - broaden my social circle and find fulfilment there rather than in alcohol or drugs. For me this is still a work in progress but I consider this a huge step forward in achieving sobriety after watching a #Youtube speech made by Johann Hari for #TEDtalks 🙌🏽 its completely changed my perspective on addiction. It speaks for itself for those of you who are interested the link is in my bio. #day21sober