Why I'm Drinking Less and Coping More

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I don't usually make New Year's Resolutions because I feel like I should be making goals all year long, but this year I decided I was going to explore my relationship to alcohol. 

In the past, this meant trying to drink less. Or trying not to drink at all. It didn't ever work out because there wasn't a "game plan" behind it, and I didn't have a strong "why" for my choice to not drink besides the obvious "health" reasons. 

But around the end of 2017 when I started drinking more and more, sometimes to the point of being blackout drink and regretting things I said or did the next morning, I realized it was time to take a step back. 

I decided that alcohol would probably always be a part of my life, and honestly I really enjoy drinking! It becomes a problem when I'm using alcohol as one of my primary coping mechanisms. 

So I made a video about it! 

Watch the video below to learn: 

  • How I realized that using alcohol to cope doesn't always serve me
  • The one question I ask myself when I'm about to drink
  • Alternative coping mechanisms you can try if you find yourself drinking to cope too

 

After watching, I'd love to hear your thoughts...Is there a habit you're using to cope with difficult things that's no longer serving you? What's one new habit you can implement to help you get through challenges in a more positive way? 

Let me know in the comments below! 

And if you'd like accountability and support as you build up your healthy habits and work towards your goals, be sure to join my Facebook accountability group!