How can you make being sober/not over drinking exciting ?
Here is a fun goal you can start in order to create a reward for every drink of booze you don't consume...
Have you thought about all of the money you have NOT spent on booze?
How much money has been wasted on alcohol?
The cost of drinking is not only emotional it is also financial.
What if every time you went out to a restaurant, a party, a wedding, a funeral, a friends house, happy hour, etc. you wrote down the amount of money you would have spent on drinks and started depositing the money you would have spent into a savings account? How much would that add up to in a week or a month?
What is something that you want to splurge on?
You could spend it on a weekend retreat to reconnect with your inner self.
You could spend it on some sort of extreme self care like a massage or other personal pampering that you don't spend your money on because you have always felt guilty spending the money on yourself.
You could save up for a vacation or dinner at a fancy restaurant.
For some reason we don't blink an eye at dropping $15 for a martini, or $200 on a Target run when you were only planning on running in to buy toothpaste, or a grande latte at Starbucks (did you know their coffee is more expensive than the gas we put in our cars- price per gallon?- do the math when you have time it is mind blowing how much we throw down for a cup of joe) but we balk at the idea of investing in a $100 massage, or a night away with our loved one at a nice hotel that's $350 a night (that's about 23 martinis).
How much are you really spending on alcohol that is an experience that doesn't serve you in a positive way?
How much do you want to invest in something that will have an impact on your well being?
The money NOT spent on alcohol could be spent on yourself -- being coached and learning the tools I teach my clients to stop over drinking.
How badly do you want to end the merry-go-round?
Think about it. Let me know your thoughts.