You Have To Plan for Context in Any Behaviour Change

You Have To Plan for Context in Any Behaviour Change

You have to understand the context in which you want to change a behaviour. Obviously, with alcohol drinking, the basic idea is to stop putting this stuff into your mouth. So, the contextual element of this comes into play when you are figuring out what triggers your drinking, where you drink, who you drink with, how much you drink, the time of day you drink, and so on… These are all contextual markers. You also have to identify the context of the new behaviours you would like to acquire.

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Keep Moving Forwards - Maintain Persistence - Persistence Becomes Habitual

Keep Moving Forwards – Maintain Persistence – Persistence Becomes Habitual

What is the most dependable fuel for change?
Persistence!
Where do you find inspiration for your own persistence?
I hope you enjoy the video.

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Pink Cloud Syndrome

Pink Cloud Syndrome

Pink Cloud syndrome is “recovery” jargon which refers to somebody who speaks about how great it is to be free of alcohol, how great life is, and how the reality has improved so much. In the twisted vernacular of the recovery industry, this means that the person is out of touch with reality.
Hahaha is all I have to say! It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous that the recovery industry has a name for if you’re still feeling crap after you have quit drinking…Post Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) and then Pink Cloud Syndrome, for when you’re too happy.
This means that there is no real middleground…As AA likes to say, once an alcoholic always an alcoholic… Anything outside of that is out of touch with reality…

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10 Powerful Ways to Keep Your Alcohol Free Journey Simple

10 Powerful Ways to Keep Your Alcohol Free Journey Simple

The beauty of quitting drinking alcohol is the simplicity by which it is achieved.
We all know how to do it.
Confucius said, “life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated”.
Here’s a few tips on keeping your post alcohol journey as simple as possible…

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Beware of Following Someone Else's Path To Quitting Drinking Alcohol

Beware of Following Someone Else’s Path To Quitting Drinking Alcohol

This video is about not being afraid to choose your own path in life.

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Don’t Let Gremlin Tell You You Are Capable of Moderating Alcohol

Don’t Let Gremlin Tell You You Are Capable of Moderating Alcohol

Everyone has that inner voice that always wants to find the easiest way out of a problem. Sometimes, this voice is very helpful. Finding an easy solution to a problem is something we all want, after all. But at other times, the voice becomes the monster in the machine. The gremlin will try to get you to do the easiest thing possible, the thing that takes the least effort. This will most likely stop you from doing anything that delivers the most value for you and your life…

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Do You Have A Genetic Inheritance For Alcohol?

Do You Have A Genetic Inheritance For Alcohol?

Today’s video asks, have you got a genetic inheritance to alcohol? Do you have a gene inside you that says you’re more susceptible to getting hooked on alcohol than somebody else? Genetic inheritance means that something has been passed down from your grandparents, great-grandparents, or your great-great grandparents. It’s been passed to one of your parents and then to you. Do I believe it?

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No One Saves Us But Ourselves Buddha

No One Saves Us But Ourselves Buddha

You are the only one who can change anything about yourself… Your thinking, your rituals, your behaviour, your actions… You are the only one who can stop putting the alcohol into your mouth… You are the only one who can create a better life for yourself.
There are many many ways that you can hold yourself back. Persisting with alcoholic thinking. Continuing to associate yourself with your alcoholic lifestyle… Calling yourself sober, in recovery… Putting roadblocks in front of yourself like PAWS… These are all things that you do to yourself… The ideas might be somebody else’s, but you’re the one who, through your belief, allows them to act on your brain, on your thoughts, and on your life… There is nobody that can save you put yourself…

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Did Quitting Drinking Alcohol Cost You Your Social Life? Do I Miss it?

Did Quitting Drinking Alcohol Cost You Your Social Life? Do I Miss it?

Ask yourself what is your social life? How would you define your own social life?
This video is based around an email question: Did quitting drinking alcohol cost you your social life? Do you still miss it, deep in your heart?
I will talk about about my social life now and then… The costs of drinking alcohol versus not drinking alcohol in relation to my social life.

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What to Say to People Who Challenge your Quitting Drinking

What to Say to People Who Challenge your Quitting Drinking

One of the simplest, and yet seemingly most complicated, problems that people face when they quit drinking is what to say to people who challenge the fact that they are not drinking. How do you approach this?
For a start, it depends on who is doing the asking.
For me, biggest control over this whole process is how you direct your own attention and how you direct other people’s attention.
You have the best chance of success in quitting drinking alcohol if you focus your attention away from alcohol, towards thing or set of things that you want to achieve in your life after booze.
You have the best chance of success of avoiding or deflecting other people’s attention away from the fact that you were quitting drinking alcohol if you focus their attention away from the alcohol.
Take a look at the video… I hope you enjoy!

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