When I was trying to moderate my drinking I had all these rules I tried to follow.
- I’d only have two glasses of wine whenever I drank (that went out the window after the second glass!)
- I’d only drink on weekends (weekends started on Thursday and ended on Sunday)
- Weekends also included other days of the week if something was on, or I was annoyed, or I found any other excuse ….
- I’d drink one glass of water for every glass of wine (again, after two glasses this was forgotten)
It was exhausting and a little bit soul destroying.
Why was this so hard?
I could achieve what I wanted in other areas of my life so why was this so hard.
I had a busy job, a family life to manage, and being fit and healthy was important to me.
I knew how to make plans and stick to them.
Except when it came to drinking.
That was when I would cheat on myself.
Throwing the rule book out
So I stopped creating rules that I knew I would break and instead took a different approach.
After years of trying, I decided to tackle it in a different way.
What did I do?
I dug into my thoughts and beliefs around alcohol to examine the real reasons that I was drinking
I learned how alcohol works in our bodies and brains (it’s quite complex and explains why I was finding it difficult to cut back)
Put in place lifestyle changes that actually worked
It was so powerful – and worked so well – that I now coach other women who, like me, are struggling to gain back control.
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