That is the question.
You may have been in situations where you don’t know what to do, whether to drink or not.
There are lots of reasons to drink. Here are a few:
- to enjoy a great tasting beverage
- to experience the warm glow of a little buzz
- to feel connected with other people drinking
- to feel more loose and relaxed in a social situation
- to take the edge off – to dull the feeling of some uncomfortable emotion
- because others are drinking and you don’t want to miss out
- because it’s there
- because you might as well
- because it’s beer thirty
- because you have nothing else to do with your hands
- because you want to disconnect from the world
And here are some reasons not to drink:
- you actually don’t like the taste that much
- you know you won’t enjoy the buzz right now
- you recognize that that edge has a message for you, that you need to hear and react to
- you’ve had enough
- you’ve had all that you planned to have for the day/night
- you want to maintain a high energy level
- you want to sleep well and wake up feeling great
- your friends/partner doesn’t want you to
- it’s not 5:00 yet
- it’s not good for you
- you’re out of beer
- you’re wasted
- you’re out of money
Some of these are good reasons, and some of them aren’t. Only you can decide which reasons are right for you.
Two Things To Do If You Want To Change Your Drinking Habit
Someone who wants to change how they drink needs two things:
Without commitment, all the tools in the world won’t make a difference. You need a compelling WHY, which you can keep at the front of your mind.
With the right commitment, you can do anything. You’ll seek out the tools and the people that can teach you to use them, or maybe you’ll invent them yourself and do it alone. Commitment is all-powerful.
Commitment comes from clarity. You can get some clarity by uncovering the reasons YOU drink, and the reasons you don’t or don’t want to.
Why not create that clarity TODAY?
Do This To Start Changing Your Life In 15 Minutes
Have you got 15 minutes to start changing your life?
Here’s how you can do just that:
- Sit down with a pen and paper, and make a list of all the reasons you drink. Don’t judge yourself; just get them out on paper. Then go through the list and put a star next to the reasons you like.
- Make a list of all the reasons you don’t drink. Because no matter how much or often you drink, you don’t drink all the time. Why not? What are the reasons you don’t drink? And then add to the list all the reasons that you don’t want to drink. Then just like with the first list, put a star next to the reasons you like.
So why do you drink? Why do you want to drink less, or quit?
Can you begin to create the compelling WHY that will get you moving towards the life you want?