EP 712: Reader’s Question – Why Do I Still Feel Unhappy After Quitting Drinking?

EP 712 Transcript

Has quitting drinking been a bit of a let down? You kicked the habit, but happiness feels like a distant dream. You might be wondering, “Why do I still feel unhappy after quitting drinking?” Believe it or not, even Annie Grace, creator of This Naked Mind, struggled with finding peace and joy for years after giving up alcohol. In this episode, we’ll explore why this happens and how to find lasting happiness, even when you’re feeling stuck.

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Highlights of Why Do I Still Feel Unhappy After Quitting Drinking?

Was ditching the booze supposed to make everything better? Are you wondering why it seems like nothing changed other than what’s in your glass? Annie sheds light on why that might be – 

  • Why do I still feel unhappy after quitting drinking? – Quitting drinking doesn’t magically solve all your problems. Quitting alcohol can reveal underlying issues or a lack of purpose you were numbing with drink.
  • Finding happiness where you are – Just because you’re stuck in a difficult situation doesn’t mean happiness is impossible. Annie encourages listeners to discover what it means to be happy right now, exactly where they are.
  • Achieving self-acceptance in difficult circumstances – Life doesn’t always go according to plan, and sometimes we feel stuck. Annie offers advice to help develop self-compassion and acceptance for where you are in your life. It’s not about ignoring problems, but about learning to love yourself through them.
  • Finding joy in the simple things – After quitting alcohol, it’s important to reframe your mindset and find joy in daily routines and the beauty of life’s simple moments.

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