"How did you not touch a drink for over two years?" By drink he meant alcohol. A fellow crew member in the Fire Service asked me last night at our weekly drill night at the station. I'm an on call Fire Fighter in the village where I live - outside of the day job. "I've given up after 2 weeks." Joe was doing dry January - he fell off the 'wagon'. I asked a simple question. "Why were you stopping?" His response. "Erm... Just because I thought I'd do it." Not much a reason really. In the grand scheme of things his drinking habits are not the worst I've seen, but there is some binging at the weekend. He's early twenties and not feeling the aftermath as much as older generations do. In short, if your need and why are not strong enough your willpower will only get so far, that's fact. The stubborn and determined folk out there can still do to the end of the month I'm sure - then what? Back at it for many I expect. What if your relationship with alcohol needs more work than this? Here's 5 tips and some guidance for those that may need it - that extra boost to keep you going/or start again. ✅ Why are you stopping drinking - pain, this is your anchor point ✅ Don't have loads of other New Year resolutions - it needs focus ✅ Set a goal that is aligned to your why - a longer term focus ✅ Change your usual routines where alcohol is associated ✅ Tell people - post on social media - your accountability If your only social activity revolves around the pub and therefore alcohol - pick up some old hobbies and a change of activities. 🏃‍♂️ 🏓 ⚽ 🎾 🏊‍♂️ If you always do what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always had. If you need to change your relationship with alcohol - and when you know, you know. 😉 Here's 5 things you will gain: - 1️⃣ Better sleep - the foundation of a healthy existence 2️⃣ Be a better partner and parent 3️⃣ More time - what a gift this is 4️⃣ Improved vital stats 5️⃣ More productive Chris, Your Results Coach.

Posted by ThisisChrisHowe at 2024-01-31 15:10:02 UTC