Find yourself counting down the time until it’s ‘socially acceptable’ to have a drink?
Or maybe you have a glass or two of wine to polish off the day because you’ve ‘earned it
or you just need to forget about the stress and anxiety that 2020 has brought.
Drinking had become a daily thing for me. And really without even thinking about it.
I’d joke that Jesus turned water into wine, so it must be good.
Or it’s 5 o’clock somewhere.
The truth is, if drinking weren’t a problem for me, I’d never need to find a justification for it. I’d never need to come up with something to say to make myself feel better about having a drink when I really needed something else instead.
I actually ran this experiment on myself a couple months ago, and finally had the guts to share it with you now.
It seems like no matter what time of year or day it is, there is always an excuse for a drink. There’s always something to celebrate. Or something to forget.
That finally caught up with me toward the end of summer.
After working with a sobriety coach I decided to cut out alcohol for 7 days. Because, if I’m being honest any longer seemed like too long.
What I learned about myself, how I used alcohol, and what I had allowed it to become in my life was eye opening to say the least.
Whether you are actually struggling with alcohol or not, you don’t want to miss this.
You can run your own experiment on yourself with anything you feel might be a stronghold in your life or is getting in the way.
Spoiler alert: the things that are most hindering actually seem like they are helping you.