5 Ways to Stop Drinking So Much

  • 5 Ways to Stop Drinking So Much

Drinking too much can affect all areas of your life. Your work, your personal relationships, your health and your wellbeing. Having lack of control over it also adds its own burden and anxieties that can drag you down or drive you to drink more to cover the feelings you experience.

Drinking too much can also lead to destructive behaviors for some. As constantly seen in media, even starts can’t control themselves in front of paparazzi when intoxicated.

There are 4 easy ways to help yourself stop drinking:

1. Drink Mindfully

Mindfulness and Moderation can be beneficial to every obstacle you face in your life. Excessive drinking is no exceptions.

The Experience Life blog phrases it this way:

“It’s not unreasonable to have alcohol as a part of your life, as long as you are able to assess whether or not you are relying on it too much,” says Carrie Wilkens, PhD, cofounder and clinical director of the Center for Motivation and Change in New York City, which helps clients assess their relationships with alcohol and moderate them as necessary. The key, she says, is learning to consume consciously enough to know how you’re being affected.

“It’s all about awareness and experiencing what you are doing,” agrees Marc David, MA, a nutritional psychologist and founder-director of the Boulder, Colo.–based Institute for the Psychology of Eating. “Enjoying powerful substances like caffeine, sugar and alcohol doesn’t have to be bad, as long as you are aware if it hurts or hinders you.”

2. Volunteer or Take on New Hobbies

Dancing, jogging, drawing, sailing, rollerblading–anything and everything that will make you enjoy life and living, when sober.

3. Join a Support Group

Join a support group with others going through the same process. During support group sessions you can learn new coping styles and new ways of managing your life through this journey, feel less alone in what you are going through, and have the opportunity to be with others who understand what you feel, fear, want and need. aGroupForME offers online moderated support groups geared toward issues like this. These groups are small, normally 8-10 members, and hosted by a moderator to ensure everyone is the right group fit and follows the terms of use and community guidelines. These set scheduled support group sessions are utilize group video technology online; this means you can have your support session anywhere that works best for you. You can easily sign up for a group by visiting aGroupForME.com and start your journey to getting the right support.

4. Find Your Calling

Finding your calling can guide you from the lowest of points in life. Oprah writes:

What I know for sure: There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.

For more tips, read more at: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/oprah-on-finding-your-calling-what-i-know-for-sure#ixzz4zwRlvSod

2018-03-15T14:38:33-07:00 Categories: Addiction, Alcoholism|

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