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What is your WHY? Why do you want to stop over drinking?

Updated: May 29, 2021

I want to share with you today a little bit about my "why" I stopped over drinking. I also want you to really take a moment or two or three to ask yourself what is your "why".

Several years back I had to come to terms with myself and ask myself the same thing... "why" did I drink so much and "why" do I need to stop messing around and get my ass in gear and stop thinking about changing and start actually doing the work and getting the ugly truth out (or not so ugly... I just needed to understand myself better)!

On the surface I wanted to cut back to lose weight but deeper down I thought I was slowly slipping into a rock bottom. However, #1 I was worried about the long term health problems that come with over drinking.

I thought if I keep up this habit as it is right now in 5 years from now I'm going to age and breakdown my health faster than if I stopped drinking. I wanted to stay youthful and drinking daily was not the way to stay youthful, strong and healthy.

I don't want to be too exhausted for my kids or even my grandkids when that time comes. I want to be like my mom who at 60 and 70 years old was still rollerblading and super active. At the pace I was going I couldn't imagine my future life in such a healthy way- I was seeing my future life with low energy and poor mobility and filled with depression and regret.

I was tired of being tired! I was tired of the inflammation! I wanted to show my children that drinking is not the answer to fitting in and relaxing or fun.

My "big why" was to prove to myself that I could actually do one of the hardest things for me and that was to not drink on a daily basis. I wanted to prove to myself that I was NOT powerless to alcohol. I figured if I could conquer this... I could conquer anything life throws me. I've had some hard things that I've been through (the loss of my sister/soul mate/best friend) but haven't we all had hard things - that's just life, right??? Hard things can NOT be the reason to drink! If I could get through her death, I knew I had it in me and I could learn to get through anything WITHOUT alcohol!

I craved freedom from the ball and chain of daily drinking and constant negotiation with myself to drink or not drink.

What is your "big why"?

I'm not sure what your situation today is. But I want to ask you ONE question:

Why do you want to stop over drinking or quit drinking altogether?

Think about it for a second.

Most likely, there are real reasons, important reasons.

Goals you want to achieve, things you want to do, people you want to spend time with - and permanently cutting back on booze is a means to that end.

So, I want to know: What are some of YOUR reasons for wanting to cut back on alcohol and drink less?

What is your ultimate goal?

I know there's a bigger reason behind your plans, your dreams, and your ideas.

It's not to drink less just for the sake of it.

Maybe for you it's freedom, increased self confidence, increased self empowerment, a sense of calm to the end of your day without the help of alcohol, more time with family, and getting off of the merry-go-round ride of shame, guilt and regret.

So what is it for you?

WHY - really WHY- do you want to stop over drinking?

Email me and let me know, I really want to know. info@stephaniecolson.net

✅ P.S. Need a simple to follow step-by-step process to drink less? Check out my signature programs HERE.

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