For many people that are addicted to alcohol, sobriety hasn't been in their lives for some time. This statement also refers to myself. Years have gone by and we the alcoholics forget what it feels like to be clean and sober and to wake up in the morning refreshed and happy. We wake up with a huge headache and some may even go for the bottle first thing in the morning just to take that edge off and get back into the feeling they had when retiring to bed the night before.
Once that first drink of the day is drank, we are right back to that buzzed feeling again. Some of us just have one or two drinks to start our day and then there are those that have the first drink and continue to drink the rest of their day.
Through my experiences drinking alcohol I would like to try and explain how to live sober and be happy. I thought when I drank alcohol I was a happy person, in fact most alcoholics think they are happy, and they very well maybe, but the alcohol can play those head games with you. My demons played many of games with my mind, such as making me think I was happy, but in fact I was very miserable on the inside and may of try to act happy to others, but I knew deep down the true feeling inside.
Living sober and being happy is in any one's life if you truly want to live and feel that way. There are those that simply want to be miserable and unhappy and I truly think they don't know any better. They have lived with their addiction for so many years they just think that it is the way of life.
Once I had decided to surrender to my addiction I then began my new quest of living life simple and began to try to be a bit more happy. By living life simple I have realized that I didn't need all those fancy things in life to be happy. In fact, I am the happiest I have ever been just living simple.
I sold my home and downsized to a smaller one in a 55+ community where the only thing I have to pay for now is my land (HOA) fees. Now sober I can appreciate even the smallest of things and really appreciate living so close to the Ocean and Bay and only minutes away.
You need to learn to live simple and to just enjoy what you have and stop wanting more and more out of life, because in my opinion it only brings misery when you get so far in debt that you have a hard time getting out of it. I now have clean out, thrown out everything I don't need and just live with the simplest things and the things that are nessessary in my everyday living.
Sobriety and liviing life simple is my top priority along with my wife and family. With all said, life is wonderful and stress free to say the least in which helps me to stay sober because I have no more worrries or stress in my life living it simple and being happy doing it.
Anyone, as I said, can do this if you are willing to give up a few things as I did by stopping drinking first and the rest came right into place. If you are willing to change your life for the better than in the long run you will be happier and if you are an alcoholic and decide to get and stay sober you will see just how great life is living it sober, and living it happy.