Help for Getting Through the Urge to Drink

 

This post shares a short audio reflection that I use with my clients to help them fend off the urge to drink while creating new habits in sobriety. 

When I quit drinking in 2013, I realized that I was overwhelmed with the thought of "never" being able to drink again. 

I spent a lot of time in early sobriety focused on not drinking a glass of wine. And you know what they say what we resist persists. 

I finally realized that I didn't have to think about a glass of wine. All I needed to do was focus on the first sip. 

The first sip wasn't as overwhelming to me. 

I can handle not taking the first sip (even though it's hard) because I knew I didn't want just one sip. I wanted the glass. Who am I kidding? I wanted the bottle. 

 

I created a mantra that I share with my clients: the first sip is a lie.  

 

The first sip of alcohol fools you into thinking you are safe; then it whispers, there you go, relax, I've got you. 

The problem for *most* of my clients and myself is that the first sip doesn't just lead to one glass. It leads to two, three, or more drinks. 

And since most of the women I work with are women over 40, the more we drink at *this* stage of life, the harder it gets to quit.  

If you're reading this because you want to stop drinking and feel overwhelmed by the thought of missing out on ALL of the alcohol, start with just the first sip. 

By making the act of drinking smaller, you start focusing on what is essential in your life and finding joy in doing other activities.  

I will help you get to the other side of the first sip! 

Please download The First Sip is a Lie that is a little over a minute of audio coaching from me to you. 

I'm with you. 

 

 

 

 

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