Good Afternoon Lovelies!
It is a fact most people suffering from a mental health issue, struggle with using substances as a coping mechanism. Whether it be using when you are up, down or all around. Have you ever tried intentionally taking a break? Consciously not using substances for a period of time to reset?
I went dry for the entire month of January and I feel great! Realizing not that long into the month that whenever I get down or stressed, I instinctively want to drink. Putting healthy coping skills in place has been one of the major take aways from this experience. Plus, I have discovered another layer of stability in my life. I believe I have started to rewrite the pattern and will continue to work on it for the years to come.
Clearer and brighter skin has been another upside. Letting my skin detox and refresh has been wonderful. I feel this experience has done the same for my soul. This challenge has shown me that I am stronger than I thought I was, more beautiful and more in tune with my being.
Honestly, I had no idea this experience would be so enlightening. I even discovered that I have made friends who enjoy hanging with the authentic me. Not just to party or for my generosity but truly for me. THIS IS POWERFUL STUFF! I am proud to have developed a deep, mature connection with these beautiful souls.
I am going to make this an annual challenge for myself. I challenge you to challenge yourself! #YouAreBeautiful