I know this is going to be controversial, but it’s ok, I am ready for it. I am writing this because essentially, I want you to be happy, it’s about quality of life, we only have one life. So please don’t waste it giving yourself a hard time or being wasted.
Now this blog isn’t for everyone, so be honest. How much alcohol is too much? You have to be honest with yourself when answering this question.f you are someone that can’t stop once they have 1 drink, then this isn’t for you. If you are someone that puts themselves and others at risk when they drink, this isn’t for you. If you are someone that has a mental health issue or any physical health problem’s, then this isn’t for you.
You can drink less and feel better. You can let go of that endless internal dialogue. Beating yourself up over why you can’t do the year alcohol free.
Please don’t compare yourself. Not everyone can, wants to, or needs to be abstinent from alcohol.
Stop it right now.
Start with this, is alcohol a problem for you? What are the negative effects of alcohol for you? Are you drinking too much? Get clear about this. Yes, we know about the impact to our physical and emotional wellbeing, but what specifically is the issue for you?
Next, let’s get your alcohol consumption to at least below 14 units a week. When considering how much alcohol is too much, it's best to get your drinking to under the recommended 14 units a week. Test out having 1 drink. It is a good idea to stop drinking too much, remember the less you drink the better - just one drink occasionally.
With alcohol free becoming a hot topic and more and more people talking about taking a break from drinking, I have noticed a few people giving themselves a hard time about being abstinent.
There are also many ways to learn how to cut down on alcohol, how to drink less and feel better. I get slated a bit for this. Teaching people how to drink less can be controversial, but helping people to reduce and drink occasionally can work. I know, I have over 15 years experience helping people change their behaviour with alcohol and have successfully done this with quite a few people who were drinking too much. Now when you work with me, if I think you need to take a break or stop altogether, I will say, and I will explain why as well. But a good number of you can drink less.
These tips will help you to drink less and feel better:
Ultimately this is about mindset, messing with your habits and playing a game with your head. Try these things and see which one’s work, then keep using them.
You can drink less and feel better, you can cut down and stop drinking too much. If you want to learn more check out my book: There is no Magic Button