..Protein bars in drawer at work for those days when the witching hour hits
..Remember how crappy I feel when I wake up “after” – Am I willing to feel like that tomorrow for the buzz tonight?
..Pick up and read a self-help book or sober posts
..Comment on those posts so it puts me ‘in the moment’ and supports others
..Look where I’ve come from and where I am know – Do I really want to go back there?
..Day 1 SUCKS
..Water – drink lots of water
..Exercise (not often achieved but I put it out there anyway) – I have a 5k, 10K and half coming up, do I really want to drink now?
..Just get my ass home
..EAT (not snacks)
..Get out of my head – Stop with the ‘me’ ‘me’ ‘me’ by being of help to others
..Re-adjust focus/change the subject matter
..Remember, the craving doesn’t last forever
So far, this seems to be my go-to list. Things have been added and removed, refined. Things will continue to be added and removed, refined 🙂
HALT is on there as well. It should probably go first. Hunger I think is my biggie. Tired and Lonely are a tie. I seldom get angry and don’t succumb to drink when I do. So I’m more concerned with HLT 🙂 It’s helpful to know what your ‘state’ is so you know how to remedy the situation.
So, please share! What’s on your list?