How to take a break from drinking without feeling deprived

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If you’ve ever taken a break from drinking – Dry July or Feb Fast for example – you may have experienced some of the following:

😖 Feeling like you were white knuckling it through to the end of the month (or whatever time period you’ve set yourself)

🥱 Boredom

❓ Battling the “will I / won’t I drink” debate in your head?

😨 Fear of missing out

✔️ All of the above!

I used to experience all the above whenever I took a break from drinking.

The first few days were relatively easy, as I would be inspired and motivated.

“Nailing it” – I would think!

But as the month wore on, it would get more difficult and I would start questioning my decision.

So what’s the alternative?

Once I decided to take a different approach – one where I began to understand my relationship with alcohol, it was a lot easier.

Instead of feeling as though I was missing out, I began questioning my relationship with alcohol and the benefits I believed it was providing.

It was more than habit change (although that was important too) – it was a mindset shift.

Want to know more?

This approach worked for me and now I have a ‘take it or leave it’ approach to drinking.

I use this same approach to work with my clients who want to take back control and choose how they want to drink (rather than feeling that alcohol is in the driver’s seat).

If you’re interested in learning more feel free to reach out for a discussion call with me.

Or, simply email me if you would like me to send you a copy of my coaching overview that explains more about my one-on-one coaching session.

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