Throughout my eleven year sobriety I’ve come to learn at least one thing and that is that we never really quit our addictions and bad habits; they are always replaced by another something that gives us equal pleasure.

For me it was a long and drawn out process. Coming clean with not only myself but my wife and family was a hard and an uphill struggle. In the past I was addicted to alcohol, drugs, gambling and sex. To say that life had been hard on me was an absolute understatement. Yet, there’s a time in a persons life when they must take ownership of the failures of parents, friends and theirselves. I was no exception.

Switching focus is all about switching those negative addictions and horrible bad habits that we have and finding a more gentle outlet. For me it was writing and photography, for you it could be something entirely different. I had a colleague that took to running and eating well daily to stave her food cravings, and I knew a man that took to working really hard and late on something he enjoyed to keep him out of his local boozer. Whatever works I say.

And this is what today’s episode is all about. Exchanging bad habits for good habits. I’m not saying that you need to be perfect, because no-one is that, only that you have a look at what you could do instead. See, I swapped my love of alcohol for coffee. I’m still drinking something but nothing that lands me in a heap of trouble. I also swapped my love for quaint little backwaters English pubs for pictures of strange pituresque, landscapey, village-like photos. There’s lots to talk about and I’ll be talking about that in todays episode.

So please sit back, take it all in and I hope you enjoy!

I'm a man that's been through the pitfalls and elations of relationships in my ever growing quest to better my knowledge in the human condition. I've been in the game and around the Internet since 1996 and surprisingly I'm still using it today. I've definitely found myself in some weird and wonderful places and I hope to share all of this with you lucky people.

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