I think I drink too much

Too much wine alcohol
I think I drink too much

So you think you drink too much. Or you wonder how much alcohol is too much alcohol. You can’t sleep well and you wake feeling creaky and stiff after getting up in the night to pee. Your digestion isn’t good and your eyes are dry. You have a sneaking idea that all these things are related to alcohol rather than to ageing or life in general.

Well, you are not alone. We are bombarded by TV programs and articles telling us that we have become binge drinkers and we can’t even congratulate ourselves that we have never been seen out in a drunken state because now we know that most alcohol is consumed in the home, not in the pub.

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Jealousy is eating me up

green heart jealousy
Jealous heart

So you get jealous, hurt and suspicious in your relationships? I know what that feels like. That feeling of being consumed by it when you can’t behave normally and you are ashamed to admit it to anyone. And the idea of speaking to someone only feels like it will weaken and cheapen you and make the problem more real. Continue reading

Clear-headedness

Daily practice

I am following advice to develop clear-headedness.

Janet not running
I just don’t seem to be able to run every day.

We’ve had such a fabulous summer with reliable, sunny weather. Keeping my life in order seems much more difficult in the winter for me as well as a lot of other people. Not just a case of managing health and winter colds, but also getting up and getting home in the dark are disorientating for me.

So I am following advice to develop clear-headedness. The recommendation is to try out a menu of activities and settle on one that you can do everyday to bring a settled steadiness to your day.  Yesterday I tasted running from the menu. Wonderful but I don’t think it is realistic in the winter as I would have to run in the dark or get to work late. Last week I tried meditation. I am holding judgement on that. I would like to but I have not continued previously. Currently I am trying clearing my desk at the beginning of every day.

Other items on the menu:

  • Listen to piece of music
  • Dance
  • Go for a walk
  • Do exercise video
  • Pray
  • Write