Below are notes I took as I listened to the 2nd half of the Bubble Hour while on a 10-hour fight from Frankfurt to San Francisco.
-Busyness (hamster wheel) is a form of numbing out, another way to keep boredom at bay and the feelings clamped down that might percolate up when the mind isn't occupied.
-we stay too busy to feel.
-Soldiers returned from war report profound boredom. Post drinking can be boring because the chaos surrounding drinking is gone.
-Sign of friendship - don't have to be the perfect host, to entertain. Sharing the moment is enough.
-Recovery - we rise up to the level of our training. Prepare and practice for future triggers.
-Don't "should" yourself. See some of my current shoulds:
-improve my Arabic
-learn to play bridge!?!
-eat a salad for one meal a day
-Eats some sweets during a booze craving-hits pleasure center and ice cream or sweets often doesn't compliment alcohol like salty snacks (cheese and crackers begs for wine)
-Arrive where you are going with something for yourself-people may not have anything for adult non-drinkers. Keeps isolation and resentment down-who wants just to drink tap water all night?