Do you want to quit and not want to quit drinking at the same time?
Everyone I speak with about taking control of their drinking deals with these conflicting desires at some level.
Aren’t you getting a little too old to be riding on a roller coaster?
I don’t mean the roller coasters at the amusement park.
I’m talking about the up-and-down life you get from not having control of your drinking.
Have you ever grabbed a tool from your toolbox to fix something but couldn’t fix it?
Then a disturbing thought occurs to you.
“Maybe this isn’t the right tool?”
Close your eyes.
Try to keep your body still.
Focus on your breathing.
Breathe normally and count.
1 … 2 …
Wouldn’t it be great if you could just turn into a superhero whenever you’re facing a difficult situation?
Which one was it?
Did you react?
Or did you respond?
“What’s the difference,” you ask.
Tell me if you’ve ever noticed this before.
This is a tough one to see.
But if you look hard enough, it’s there.
Ask yourself this question the next time you get upset, angry, or annoyed with what somebody else does…
When we aren’t where we want to be or don’t have the things we want, we tend to approach having the new thing from a place of lack and absence.
We start rooted in a negative mindset.
While it’s natural to start from here, it isn’t helpful to stay here.
The benefits are greater than I expected.
I had no idea how impactful changing just one thing would be.
Everything is different.
Every part of my life has transformed in ways I didn’t anticipate.