Most people when they decide to change their drinking immediately focus on how hard it will be.
They imagine what they'll miss out on.
They resent that they have to manage their drinking when others don't.
They undermine themselves way before they even begin to cut back.
The process of making a change is for you to visualize a bridge to get from where you are now to where you want to be... instead of focusing on the gap in between.
When you make a decision to change you must acknowledge all the obstacles that will get in your way. Your brain likes predictability. Your brain likes to have a plan.
Take time to make a list of your specific obstacles.
What is every reason you've given yourself to drink when you didn't plan on drinking in the first place.
The holidays. Your husband/partner unexpectedly brought home a bottle of your favorite wine. Spontaneous happy hour. Your kids. Your job. Your boss. It just sounds good on a night like tonight.
Anticipating these obstacles is your first step to having success in changing your drinking habit and your relationship with alcohol.
If you'd like to work together to remove your obstacles check out my signature program Weekdays Without Wine Bootcamp.