The joke was on me

wine was inflaming my anxiety not calming it

If you are an empath or a highly sensitive person, oftentimes you feel overwhelmed which can lead to overindulging in your numbing mechanism of choice. For me, it was leaning on the habit of wine.

It was my escape from the emotional suffering that comes with feeling too much, thinking too much, and worrying too much. 

The thing was, happy hour quickly turned into  waking up feeling even more anxiety, exhaustion, impatience, and regrets. Not to mention the dark eye circles, feeling bloated, poor food choices, and the rinse and repeat cycle that trickled through my day like clockwork.

In 2019 my therapist said something that really made me think. “Meg, studies show that people with anxiety are affected more by alcohol and in fact, the anxiety peaks three days after drinking.” 

My mind was spinning realizing I was on a perpetual anxiety high thanks to my nightly habit of wine. 

 

divine intervention!

Flash forward to April of 2020. A good friend called as I was in bed feeling a bit hungover and simply over it. Tired of feeling tired and done with the flu like symptoms from the previous night’s martinis and wine, I leapt up in bed when she asked me to join her on a 90 day cleanse.

“YES!!!” I shouted as I hopped out of bed and walked in my nightgown to the calendar on the back of the pantry door. As I started leafing through the pages of the calendar, I suddenly was overcome with “yes regret.” 

How was I going to make it through ONE evening?
What was I going to do with all my time?

What would people say?

Would life be fun anymore?
Would I be fun anymore?

What I didn’t realize was we were what you might call “gray area drinkers”. Alcoholics? No. Relying on alcohol to help with the overwhelm of life? Yes. 

The idea of approaching the next 90 days as an experiment or adventure was appealing to me. 

I offered to create daily content and homework to keep us on track. Little did I know, these daily audios I recorded in my closet each morning would become what is now a core part of “The 30 Day Reset” program. 

You can listen to the rest of my story by going to the podcast tab on this website and clicking on Episode #63, “My Experiment With Taking A Break From Alcohol.” Or you can listen on any podcast platform by searching for “Tranquility Talk Podcast”. XO- Meg 

 

Created By Necessity

As luck would have it, the next day a friend out of the blue said to me “I think I want to take a break from drinking for awhile.”

 

 

 

What I didn’t realize was we were what you might call “gray area drinkers”. Alcoholics? No. Relying on alcohol to help with the overwhelm of life? Yes. 

The idea of approaching the next 90 days as an experiment or adventure was appealing to me. 

I offered to create daily content and homework to keep us on track. Little did I know, these daily audios I recorded in my closet each morning would become what is now a core part of “The 30 Day Reset” program. 

You can listen to the rest of my story by going to the podcast tab on this website and clicking on Episode #63, “My Experiment With Taking A Break From Alcohol.” Or you can listen on any podcast platform by searching for “Tranquility Talk Podcast”. XO- Meg

 

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