Updated: Aug 31, 2021
Do you keep promising yourself that you're not going to drink but then find yourself pouring a drink at the end of the day?
Do you say I'll start tomorrow? Or I'll start on Monday? Or I'll start after things calm down?
Do things really ever calm down? When you get through one thing there is only going to be the next thing to manage.
That's life and that's a wonderful thing. It's great to have so much going on.
It's great to have a calendar full of activities, especially around the Holidays. Social gatherings are what make the memories.
Having your calendar less full might not ever happen.
The only way to take a break or cut back on your drinking is to manage your mind, not manage your calendar.
It's not the busyness that makes you keep up the habit of over drinking, it's your mind.
There are a lot of people who are busy and/or busier than most of us that don't drink. So it's not the full calendar that is the road block, it's your decisions you make that keep the habit of over drinking.
The longer you keep the habit of over drinking the longer you put off making a change.
One small decision at a time is how you get the results that you want. It doesn't have to be an all or nothing decision.
The first decision you have to make is to not keep waiting for the "best time". The best time is right now. Your brain might come up with all sorts of reasons and excuses to put it off, but keep in mind that is your lower/primal brain convincing you to not change because it wants to keep the concentrated reward it receives from drinking. The lower brain can only think in the moment and wants to keep getting rewarded instant gratification. It can't think long term. It doesn't care about tomorrow morning or even a year from now. It's habit driven and efficient.
You need to cut the lower brain off by making decisions one at a time. You have the human brain to do so. Question all of the reasons why you keep putting it off. What do you not want to face up to if do take a break? Is it FOMO, deprivation, or being questioned why you're not drinking?
This Holiday season can be the best Holidays you've ever had because you're not battling hangovers, or cleaning up the "mess" from over doing it (I'm talking over drinking, over eating, and over spending).
Today is the best time to start.
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