So the girls dinner and catch up night out went really well.
Myself and a friend were invited over to some friends in the country. A beautiful refurbished old country residence with a warm cozy fire we chatted over red vino, nibbles and dinner throughout the night. It was lovely.
… and I was mindful…
Drinking plenty of water.. and of course feasting on dinner and the cheese and yummy treats.
I spoke a little about mental health to them, mentioning that I was on antidepressants. One of them spoke of a time they were on them too.
It’s ‘day 2’ and I’m feeling good. Up early to get to my casual job for the next 3 days, then a short retreat on Thursday night through to Sunday.
I’m really looking forward to this.
Following that, there’s a few get together’s in the lead up to Christmas.
On the drive out to and back from the country, I spoke with my friend about these recent overindulgence’s, my thought’s and feeling’s over them and of up-coming gathering’s and possible similar situations. I semi-discovered that what I really need is a contingency plan for those unplanned nights out that involve alcohol.
I need to have a ‘if this, then that’ back up plan.
A simple one would be ‘if I am drinking, then I make sure I am eating and drinking water too’. At 36 you’d think I’d have this down. However, I think a combination of getting older and being on meds, means the after effects are hitting me harder…
… it’s time to be more sensible on a consistent basis in my relationship to alcohol.