Take Time for Yourself!

Weddings, well events of any kind that involve an excessive amount of drinking can be overwhelming not just for the alcoholic but for others as well. This weekend I had a blast at the wedding, don't get me wrong, but I took time for me when I needed it. My brain can not handle hours and hours of drinking, so when I was done I went to my room and hung out with the boys. I did not care what anyone thought or how they felt about me disappearing in the middle of the party I put myself and my sobriety first!

Putting yourself first is one of the most important lessons I have learned so far. If I am not doing what I need to do to take care of myself the rest of my family suffers. It may seem selfish to always put yourself first but when I do I am happier and everyone around me is happier.

So, no matter the situation if you are feeling overwhelmed and need a break take it! You don't have to explain yourself or ask for permission do what you need to do for YOU!