I’m sad a lot cuz have clinical depression and generalized anxiety disorder. But something that helps a lot is bathing, doing small tasks to build my confidence/momentum and reminding myself it’s just temporary and the low feelings will pass. Not drinking helps too.
Learning about how sex and sobriety intersect and how to be more chill about sex and relationships. Aka having sex for the right reasons and not freaking out if I don’t get my way / if there’s a miscommunication. I really value and trust my partner but my tendency is to freak out and shut down if I feel rejected in the slightest. Realizing more and more that I have a living problem as well as a drinking problem, and learning how to cope is the biggest challenge I face day to day. Just coping with challenges, relationships, emotions, daily stressors. I had really poor coping skills when I was drinking heavily, and I’m just now starting to really establish new habits and coping strategies / activities. Like the aforementioned bathing / self talk / etc.