Social event-not drinking


I made a decision to stop drinking last week.  I am going into my first social outing (professional soccer game) since the decision.  No one will pressure me which is good, but my thoughts are “I will have more fun with a few drinks” and “It’s going to be a little boring without a drink.”  I would like to be in the feeling of presence and enjoyment while at the game with friends.

C: decision to stop drinking; going to social event
T: I will have more fun with a few drinks
F: deprived
A: question my decision about drinking. Not be fully present at the game.
R: not fully enjoy the experience

C: decision to stop drinking; going to social event
T: It’s going to be a little boring without a drink
F: half bored (I can’t place the feeling here)
A: think about how having a drink would be fun. Not be fully present with friends
R: not fully enjoy the experience