Medicate. Here's a touchy subject, self medication. Most of you know that the reason I started these emails and this blog is because I suffer from major depression and anxiety, so medication is part of my life.
Here is something I noticed though recently, how much coffee I can drink. Around 7 - 10 cups a day, my drink of choice used to be an Americano with 4 shots of espresso.
I know we all joke about coffee 'addiction' and it's sort of a badge of honour on how much you drink. But, I realised how I've been using coffee the same way I used to use alcohol, to try and override emotion, to self-medicate.
So I went down to 2 or 3 cups a day, forcing me to deal with my emotional state.
And I'm better for it.
Today, think about what you use to get away from unwanted emotions? Alcohol, coffee, social media exercise, Netflix, shopping?
Get skin in the game.