Being able to have ‘just one drink’ used to be my dream.
I wanted so badly to be able to pour just one glass of wine and then feel happy to stop and leave it there.
But 99.9% of the time, that didn’t happen. One glass led to two, two led to three and then… well, you know how it goes.
It wasn’t until I quit drinking that I realised: having ‘just one drink’ totally sucks.
‘Just one drink’ is a nightmare, not a dream… and I explain why in today’s video.
One drink won’t kill your craving
We want to believe that one drink will be satisfying enough to extinguish the craving and bring the mental battle to an end. But really, it’s just beginning. You immediately open up the door to the next craving. Then you have to decide what to drink next, when, where, how much, will it be enough?
If you’ve been thinking about having a drink for a long time, the chances are you’ve been going back and forth over the decision, romanticising and glamorising the idea. So when you have that one drink, all those sexy thoughts aren’t going to magically vanish. They’ll still be there, only now you’ve taken a drug that zaps your willpower!
Don’t let alcohol dominate your day
When all your attention is on that ‘just one drink’ you unintentionally make it the focus or highlight of your day. You are accidentally creating a life that revolves around the liquid inside a glass. And when you do that, you’re never going to feel truly satisfied. You will never get your fill and it will never feel like enough.
Life has to be about more than the liquid in your glass. You cannot let your happiness, your peace and your experience of the world be determined by whether or not you can have a glass of wine. No liquid should ever be that important.
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