1 year sobriety!

Today is a big day for me!

1 year sobriety✨

This means a lot to me because 1 yr ago I didn’t know what my future would look like without alcohol.

When I gave it up completely, my mind & body went into panic. How would I survive without wine for the rest of my life?

I learned that I was so dependent on alcohol. I relied on it to cope with stress. I didn’t know how to cope with stress in healthy ways like exercising, prayer, yoga, running, meditating, reading a book, taking baths or talking to someone I could trust about my anxious thoughts, fears or concerns.

I didn’t know how to have fun at social events without a glass of wine in my hand. I thought I was more fun if I drank.

I worried about people not liking me anymore if I didn’t drink. I looked up at billboards & commercials they bombarded me with ads how alcohol was so fun . But they don’t talk about how alcohol ruins families and causes many deaths in the U.S.

People ask me “Reyna, I didn’t know you had a problem with alcohol, why did you stop drinking?” The truth is I stopped drinking bc alcohol ruined my life in so many ways. I was sick & tired of it controlling my life.

People around me drank to much and acted out in ways that were not safe and kind.

I saw loved ones in pain due to their loved ones drinking excessively.

I grew up hurt bc of it & started repeating the behavior & hurt people too bc I too abused alcohol.

I hurt my mind & body for putting alcohol in my system for so many years. Have you ever looked at the brain of someone that doesn’t drink and someone that does? It’s crazy! God has blessed me with this body to fulfill His plan here on Earth. I must treated it right & nourish it well. My body thanks me for letting go of those toxins. It also thanked me for getting my life healthy in so many ways. I now have boundaries for myself, what I will allow and not allow in my life.

Alcohol is no longer allowed to control me. It has no place in my mind, body or soul.

This is 1 of my biggest accomplishments. It’s a one day at a time process.

I celebrate myself today! It was not easy but so worth it!

What you think about yourself matters!

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23 NIV

What others think about you doesn’t matter. But what you think about yourself matters most.

Your thoughts become your actions. Your actions become your future.

If your constantly criticizing yourself. Constantly putting yourself down—Telling yourself your not able, or your not good enough, or fat, or your a bad mom, or a bad wife, or a bad friend.

Then your heart will signal to your mind and start to believe it, then your actions will align with the negativity that’s in your heart. Why? Because everything you do flows from it.

So instead fill your heart and mind with God’s truth about who your are in Him. Renew your mind with positive affirmations.

Important rule in life: You must believe in yourself.

Believe:

I am able to do anything with God’s strength.

I am a great mom!

I am an amazing friend!

I am creative!

I am a light in this world.

I am more than enough!

I have everything I need in life!

I am fit.

I am healthy.

I am strong.

I am loved.

I am brave.

I am Daughter of the King!

Comment below tell me which affirmations stood out most to you. Or a 🙏🏽 if this brighten your day.

XO, Reyna Elizabeth Morris