Stop drinking – The Hows and Whys
Trying to decide to stop drinking alcohol can be a tedious measure, which may at first feel as if taken a wrong decision. You may have already tried to drink less and cut down on your expenses, and you might have achieved success as well. Then why did you find yourself among bottles and glasses again? This is because the trials were all temporary and not planned for long term relief from drinking.
Perhaps limited success might have come your way in your efforts to stop drinking. Never mind. You can even now manage to begin the protest against alcohol, and this time not for a week or a few days more. With determination and some other measures to stop drinking, you can forever avoid habits like drinking more, conditions like awful hangovers and blackouts. And most of all, you can get over the guilt and the maddening arguments which you have with your parents or your partner, in case of drinking. There’s nothing wrong in finally deciding to stop drinking, but you must give a worthy try. Some steps below will help you determine how early and how better you will be able to stop drinking.
There is always a reason behind us wanting to something. When it is a positive force driving us to do something good, we call it motivation. In case of stopping to drink, you must consider your motivation. What motivates you to quit alcohol? It may be a person or a fact. Do it for that cause. Keep that person, for example your spouse or child, in mind and think of them when you feel like drinking. Or if it is some fact, like the hazards to health with alcohol, keep reminding yourself of that fact, and you wont feel like drinking more.
The effects and side effects
Everything in the world has a reason to occur and a few pros and cons. Measure those of your drinking. Whatever it may be – the financial effect on your family, the emotional disasters, the physical bad it does to your body and the impression it creates in your child’s mind. Keep these cons versus the a single pro, i.e. it gives you pleasure while drinking. You must write them down in bold and stick them across a wall opposite to your bed or work table, so that it keeps coming to your mind all the time.
Drinking, for the time it urges you, will please you. But you need to understand it is only for that moment. It’s like 1 day of sunlight and a whole life of dark night. Think about this when you find something urging you to drink.
Find out what can be the tolls of drinking, and those of quitting. Compare and judge. Checkout on your priorities, as in what do you want more – drinking or relationships, health, job and a good lifestyle. Find out the ill effects of drinking on each of these factors. You will get your answers.
Finally, but not the least, get to know what is stopping you from stopping to drink. Evade those things, events and conditions.