Q & A
This week, I chose a comment from YouTube.
A 16 oz beer is about a pint, so you’re drinking about 2 pints a night and 4 at the weekends. In comparison to some, it’s not a great problem. You’re really the only one who can truly assess whether you have a problem or not. Are you being told you’ve a problem? Are you acting in a way that suggests you’ve a problem. When I first started drinking, I’d have 4 pints at the weekend. That’s all I could manage. For me, that was a problem, because I was drinking until I couldn’t drink any more, until I felt like puking. Drinking every day probably a bad sign. As far as I’m concerned, alcohol is a poison so any consumption is bad. That’s what the site and the channel are all about. But that’s the world we live in. If you’re going to pull back, I’d say skip a day or two during the week.
A man’s mistakes are his portals of discovery. – James Joyce
You need to view all your previous attempts at quitting drinking as a series of successful experiences. Every time you quit, you learn something about yourself, it’s an education.
Look for the solution instead of the problem. We’re all on a journey to alcohol mastery, sometimes the journey is long, but at the very least we’re taking the steps that are necessary for the ultimate freedom.
Never dwell on the negative implications of your attempt. Instead look at it as a temporary detour on your alcohol mastery journey.
Use the experience as an opportunity to learn something about yourself.
What could you have done differently?
What happened to trigger the relapse?
Who were you with?
What were you doing?
How did you feel?
You should still take responsibility for the mistake, owning it, but without blaming yourself. Blaming achieves nothing! When you don’t blame yourself, put yourself down, or try to ignore the situation, you’ll become stronger.
When we learn from our mistakes, we are less likely to repeat them in the future, less likely to make those unwanted detours. Our experiences help us to recognise the wrong path, lowering the risk of making the same mistakes again.
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So, that’s Stop Drinking Alcohol Week 32.
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Until next time…
Onwards and Upwards!