In this video, I talk about the three areas where you can make changes in your environment. Your environment is one of the influential areas when it comes to triggering your drinking behavior.
At first, doing stupid things while you’re drunk is a lark, its something to laugh about, a bit of a bragging point. But there comes a moment in every drinkers life, when you do something that goes beyond stupidity. Another reason to quit drinking is you won’t have to feel guilty about something you’ve done while drunk… never again!
When you’re thinking about ways to relax after you’ve quit, you need to ask yourself similar questions to the ones you asked for maintaining the fun in your live. How did you relax when you were using alcohol? Were you relaxing while you were pub crawling? Were you relaxing while you were out dancing? What about while you were at home in front of the TV? You’ll find that most of the time you were relaxed because of the situation, the people, the comfortable couch, the soft music, and so on. You’ve just associated alcohol with these situations for so long that they’ve become a part of your personal relaxation myth…
In this session, I talk about how you can be your own therapist. You are the only one who can truly get what’s going on inside your head. A therapist or a coach can only take you so far. They can only guide you. At the end of the day, it is you who must take the action. In truth, you are your best therapist. Once you have the right tools, you know immediately if something is working or not. You’re right at the heart of it all.
In this video I talk about:
How did I have fun before I stopped drinking?
Where was the real fun in my life?
If you want to see real solid fun, take a look at kids playing. Do they need to be stimulated?
We’ve just forgotten how to have fun, but like most things about quitting alcohol, having fun is something we can relearn.
I was in the same situation as you, fun meant alcohol. The two went together like apple and pie and they seemed inseparable.
They’re not. There’s plenty of fun to be had in life. What do I do now to have fun?