The Cure

Used 2013-03-04 Alcoholypse (AlKHall Anonymous recvoery sobriety)


i’m in a crappy mood.

The best way to deal with this is for me to meditate a minimum number of hours on what might be the source of this discomfort and, after penetrating introspection, write a long treatise in which i analyze my thoughts and feelings and float hypothesis as to the possible origins of my malaise and, through a dialectic process and expository reasoning, develop a list of courses of action that i might feasibly take, not forgetting to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each proposal.

Or maybe i just need to go to bed earlier.

Sometimes the easiest solution is in front of your eyes…after you close them.

“Sleeping It Off”: It’s not just for drunks anymore.


About Al K Hall

Like a battered drinker or a punch drunk boxer, i am here for another round. For those of you who don’t know me, i’m a semi-professional writer on the rocks and a non-practicing alcoholic (if after 30 years of practicing, you still can't do something well, it's best to just give it up). For those of you who do know me, thanks for stopping by anyway and where’s the ten bucks you owe me? Welcome to my Bar None. A hole in the wall where we can hang out and trade the kind of stories you swap only when you’ve had one too many and either can’t find your way home or are afraid to. Hell, it’s cheaper than therapy and plus the pictures are prettier. Here we’ll crack open bottles and jokes and ‘last call’ are the only dirty words you’ll never hear. Pull up a stool and make yourselves at home.

Posted on March 4, 2013, in Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery, Toolbox and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Yes — I can relate. Sleeping helps a lot.

    I kind of thing back to the days when my children were babies, and how it was so very apparent when they needed a nap. They would get so entirely out-of-sorts. Once they were rested, it seemed to totally hit a re-set with them, and they were happy as could be. I really don’t think that grown-ups are so very different. We’ve just forgotten how to be more simple, as children often are.

    “Sleeping it off: it’s not just for drunks anymore!” I LIKE it.

    • Hi babe!

      “Hit the reset button”…what a great way to explain it! That’s exactly what sleep is, a way to hit reset. Well said!

      Keep coming back,

      Al K Hall

  2. Great post! It made me think back years ago when I was in several writing seminars and classes, and I had a writing mentor that I would go to for advice, etc. (kinda like a sponsor). Anyway, I remember going on and on to her on the phone about some issues I was having writing, and that I was over-taxed and trying too hard, etc. and she just paused and told me “take a nap”. She was serious. When things got too much, when there was a need to simplify things, when a fresh new set of eyes were needed…take a nap. And I totally understand what you’re talking about. We tend to look for the complicated solution when the simplest one sits before our eyes. Sleep. Sleep! and that is my cue to hit the hay….ha ha.

    Great stuff 🙂

    • Hi brother!

      Exactly…i personally tend to over-analyze everything, looking for an answer i have right in front of me. Sleep is such an easy and quick fix!

      Keep coming back,

      Al K Hall

  3. inthesameboatla

    Sleep is precious and something to be savored. Remember, after you die, you never get a chance to sleep again.

  4. Hi Al, Ah naps and early bedtimes. I’ve been having a few too many in a row for my taste. However, i tried the psycho-philo-sophic-bullshit cure, and it just made me feel “crappier”. On the other hand, if you meditate and pontificate enough, you could bore yourself to sleep! Keep doing what you’re doing. Hi Celeste (also).

  5. Ha ha, love this! And so true. Sometimes a shitty day just needs to be knocked on the head… xxx

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