Perhaps you keep thinking about taking a break from alcohol.
Maybe you’ve been dabbling with sobriety, on and off, for a while…
You spend a lot of time worrying about your drinking and contemplating quitting. But you just don’t feel ready yet.
Somehow, it never feels like quite the right time.
If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. This is exactly how I felt too.
So I wanted to talk about this idea of ‘feeling ready’ in this week’s video.
Not feeling ready is normal
Taking a break from drinking requires you to do something new and step outside your comfort zone – so your brain will naturally hate that idea. It likes certainty and familiarity. It also wants to protect you from the pain of trying and ‘failing’ at something new.
The “I don’t feel ready yet” trap
By telling yourself that you’re not ready, you will subconsciously keep searching for evidence that proves your point. It feels comfortable to say you’re not ready, because you’re not shutting anything down or ruling anything out. Yet months can slip by like this, leaving you in a state of limbo.
The big secret…
The key to moving forward is understanding that you’re never going to feel ready. There will always be doubts and there will always be reasons to put this off. But you become ready by taking action. Flip your focus and start thinking about why you are ready to take a break from booze. Why could this be the perfect time?
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