Well like most addicts I have been looking at my drinking for just under a year and I have tried to stop drinking here and there. I have just come upon my one month mark of sobriety (again) and one of the things that leads me back to drinking is extreme boredom. I’m so bored I don’t even want to leave the house that’s how bored I am.
What do sober people who don’t know many other sober people do on a Summery Saturday Long weekend night?
I have watched more netflix in the last month than I care to remember
I exercise daily (in the morning) today I ran.
I have raked all the leaves in the yard today, and tidied up.
I have played with my cats.
I’M BORED… well his is a fact of early sobriety I’m learning. Most people I have researched that have long term sobriety are bored in early recovery and say you just need to get through/over it. You will be bored, you may or may not have recovery friends. Netflix may be your best friend.
I drank to be social I drank to be in a heightened state of happy, I drank to relieve mundane evenings when we had nothing to do, I drank so I could have people in and throw massive gourmet pizza parties. I drank to be social.
I’d be bored with a hangover, but that was a different kind of bored it was a pressure bored like I had shit to do but I was numbing out with Netflix. Now I get stuff done and I’m bored. More on this as my sobriety progresses.