If you’re having problems finding the commitment to quit drinking, then one of the best things that you can do for yourself is to give yourself a 30 day trial.
Just try it for 30 days and see how it works out for you.
Today, I just want to talk about taking a 30 day challenge on yourself.
It’s nothing, it’s a month.
It’s not a big deal.
One of the things about going all out on this quitting drinking is the forever part of it.
That can seem to be a very daunting prospect.
A lot of people think ‘that’s a long time, I don’t think I can do that’.
So, what I suggest is just to make an experiment.
Take 30 days to not have any drink and see how it goes with yourself.
If you can’t do 30 days, do 7 days.
Do a week.
See how you feel at the end of the week.
Just make a little experiment for yourself and look at it from the perspective of how you feel after you’ve not had any alcohol.
Don’t look at it like ‘I’m doing this just to have a break. I’m looking forward to a drink at the end of the week’.
Do it from the perspective of looking at yourself and seeing how you feel in your body, mentally.
Give yourself at least that chance.
I say to people ‘If you don’t quit drinking alcohol, this is going to happen to you’, show you all the bad things that will occur if you don’t stop.
All the bad things in your life, what you probably add to other people’s lives.
The misery, all the pain and suffering that you’re going through causes pain and suffering to the people that are closest to you.
That’s probably understandable, it’s probably something that makes you afraid.
But there’s also the bright side of this, and I can tell you all these.
The benefits of quitting drinking are much more than the benefits of staying.
I can’t see any benefits of staying, I can only see a downhill spiral.
But I can see a lot of benefits: better health, more money in your pocket, more time on your hands, more time with your family.
And I don’t mean more time in the week, I mean more time in your life; more quality time. But, there’s nothing which is going to cement it for you than your own experience and doing this for yourself.
Getting the experience of what it feels like to feel physically free.
I know a lot of people do this, and despite feeling free, despite all the benefits that they get from it, they still feel the pull.
That’s what I’m here for.
That’s what all these videos are there for, to try and convince you week after week and now day after day to stay away from alcohol.
That it’s not going to give you any benefit, its fool’s gold.
It won’t give you anything but suffering.
I couldn’t do that.
I always tried to moderate, a couple of days during the week but it never worked for me.
Once I stopped drinking, I stopped for a year, because my goal was for a year.
But that was after I had a big pain and that was being stopped for drunken driving.
I was stopped for drunken driving, I got my license suspended for a year, and a hefty fine, 350 euros, I think.
But that wasn’t anything, it was the dent to my ego.
I was just holed up there in front of the judge, realising what I’d done and thinking about what could’ve happened.
What could’ve happened all those times that I drove after I’d been drunk?
I got into this drunk driving when we were living in west Claire, you’d drive down the road and you wouldn’t see anyone.
But we moved up to a town and I didn’t get out of it.
I did for a little while.
It was just stupid but that was the reason I stopped drinking for a full year.
I couldn’t wait to get back to drinking.
I didn’t even last a full year, I lasted until November, and that was it.
I was back on the booze again.
When I did quit, I spoke about my reasons for quitting before, I had the full commitment to doing it.
There was no way I was going to put alcohol into my mouth again.
And that’s one of the big differences.
When you say you’re going to do something, and you sort of have the reasons for doing it, it’s a big difference from actually having the interest, making the full commitment to doing it.
When you make a commitment, there are no excuses, no short cuts, no way you’re not going to do this right.
You’re doing this in spite of what happens.
Commitment like this is a big life change.
When you commit to quitting drinking alcohol, not only do you have to get the alcohol out of your life, that’s a prerequisite, you’ve got to do that, that’s the first thing you have to do.
But now, you have to commit to changing your life, and that means conflict with your environment, the people around you.
When you’re committed to doing this, you get conflict in one area from the people and environment that you’re drawing away from, but you get commitment from another group of people who are living the life that you want to live.
That’s what you have to find.
You have to find the things, environment, people who are already doing the things you want to do in your life.
If you don’t know what you want to do, then you have to think about it sharpish because this is the thing that’s going to save you.
This is the thing that’s going to uphold that commitment through thick and thin.
Once you’ve got that commitment, it’s very difficult to be stopped.
It’s difficult for you to stop that forward momentum, or for other people to stop you.
Try it out for 30 days.
Try it on for size and see how it fits.
Don’t just go through it day by day thinking about it.
Get a diary and write down your feelings.
Do a day by day thing on how you’re feeling, what you’re thinking about in terms of quitting drinking, about the future.
Focus your attention on the future, on the positive things about this.
It’s very easy to go ‘I really want to have a drink.
I’m missing so much about my life, I’m missing this and that’, that’s just your old habits talking to you.
If you’re serious about wanting to get away from alcohol, then examine this from as positive a viewpoint as you possibly can.
Write it down once or twice a day.
Get up in the morning and write down how you feel, what you’re thinking about now about the future.
Do the same in the evening.
This will give you some progress report about the end.
And once you get to that end, to that 30 days, seriously examine how you feel now.
Read what you’ve written and see how much has changed.
If you want to go back to the alcohol, then ask yourself why.
What is it that’s pushing you back to drinking? Examine those thoughts.
All the benefits that you’ve got – you’ve got a little bit of experience in 30 days.
I say 7 days is not really a lot but it’s something.
Much better to go 30 days.
Much better to just quit.
I wouldn’t normally tell people to try it, but I think it’s the solution for some people to take all the big pressure off.
The long term pressure of quitting in the long run and forever and all that kind of scary stuff.
Try it on for 30 days.
Try it on for size and see how it goes.
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Until next time, stay safe, keep the alcohol out of your gob.
Try this thing if you’re afraid of quitting long term, then just do it for 30 days.
Do anything for 30 days.
They say that a lot of habits change after 30 days.
A lot of the feelings go away.
Try and look at it from a positive view.
Don’t look back on the alcohol, don’t keep pining for what you can’t have.
Look forward to what you can gain.
How other people can benefit from your life.
BEING POSITIVE DOESN’T MEAN IGNORING THE NEGATIVE. BEING POSITIVE MEANS OVERCOMING THE NEGATIVE.
Until next time…
Onwards and Upwards!
This was really good, thanks! Julie
Staying away from those thoughts of anxiety that pull me towards alcohol I’m so
glad Kevin your making these videos everyday.