Has wine been a bit too much of an unhealthy habit lately (or even for a while?) Maybe you’re ‘sober-curious’ or wanting to practice mindful drinking. Perhaps you’ve already decided to stay sober and live an alcohol-free life.
This can be for a variety of reasons: to feel happier and healthier, to lose weight and be more active, and to be more present for yourself, your family and friends.
Alcohol is neither good or bad, it just is. It’s our relationship to it and how we use it which can be where the problems lie. If you’ve been flirting with sobriety for a while, you may be drawn to the idea of no more hangovers, no more regret, guilt, shame and not feeling in control. Maybe you long to wake up, excited to start the day and knowing exactly what you did the night before.
How would it feel to bring more intention to your day – to be able to say ‘no’ to that glass of wine, or to make intentional and mindful choices around it AND to feel happy and empowered by your decision? Imagine realising that you’re already a powerful soul who can make those decisions and stick to them.
Part of creating success around transforming your relationship to alcohol is knowing that you ARE capable of change. You have the power and all it takes is for you to DECIDE. That’s it! It’s a decision and a mindset shift. This process of surrendering and trust relies on you alone to make the day’s work and add up to success.
If you’re ready to move forward and create lasting change, you need to make a plan.
This involves looking at why this needs to happen. What are your specific reasons? How are alcohol problems affecting your life, health, relationships, work and happiness. Learn to speak to yourself kindly and with compassion! Creating change is a long process that requires patience and understanding, so be kind to yourself and learn to be your own best friend.
How about creating a morning ritual of journaling, mediation and maybe some yoga? Give yourself full permission to experiment. Bring in a little fun and creativity and see where it takes you.
If you’d like to find out more about the Soul-Led Woman Formula, or talk to Cath about transforming your relationship with alcohol, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07929 245 375. You can also join the private online community https://www.facebook.com/groups/soulledsisters . Cath offers a free one-hour ‘Sober’-Curious’ call and will be happy to listen to your struggles and challenges and show you how you can move forwards with next steps.
By Cath Knowlden