First Week Back

I’m back to the AF way after allowing a total of 59 days with drinks and finishing off the year without any booze. That means this calendar year will result in 306 Days AF – in comparison to the 263 Days AF I had in 2017 and 2018.

Better is better – and my story is one of forward progress. I shared in my groups about how we must stop comparing ourselves to others. For some it’s about going cold turkey and for others like me, it means building up to what may eventually be a 100% Sober Life.

I embrace every lesson I’ve learned along the way and while some may consider my days with drinks as failure – I continue to move forward.

One of the most current lessons is how as I near my first week back on the AF train – just how much better I feel in comparison to how I felt after having several consecutive days with drinks.

The anxiety, depression, jitters, worry, fear, lack of self-confidence and lack of self-esteem is gone. As I face uncertainty with my job and definite changes ahead after a 9 year tenure in the same position, I am very happy to be where I am today feeling much more confident and self-assured. I trust that The Universe has great things in store for me and letting go of the fear and simply focusing on what I do best.

As I prepare to share a workshop on Changes and Challenges at work and in my online paid group, I heal myself through the process and am able to share from my own personal experience the benefit of rising above the negativity and leaving behind the things that no longer serve me.

My focus now is to keep building strength. Get back to my regular exercise routine. Focus on building my coaching business and putting more programs and blogs out there.

When one door closes, another one opens. Here’s to fresh new beginnings! If you want to know more about my coaching and the programs I offer, visit my website Healthy4Life with Helene

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