Updated: Dec 2, 2022
We often compare ourselves to other people and THEIR drinking habits. We look for ways to tell ourselves that our drinking is "Okay" and "not that bad." The problem with comparison is that it keeps us stuck in unwanted patterns and behaviors that we KNOW are no longer working.
If you’re unsure if your drinking is really a problem for you, I suggest you take away all of the outside factors and stop holding yourself up to the standards of others.
Because listen, friends:
It doesn’t matter if you drink the same amount as all of your friends…
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a catastrophic rock bottom…
It doesn’t matter if you don’t drink every night…
It doesn’t matter if you’re not a “blackout” drinker…
What matters is how YOU feel about your drinking. You get to decide when enough is enough. You get to choose. Your drinking doesn’t have to be a “PROBLEM” to be problematic for you.
Remember: YOUR standards are the only ones that matter.
4 Journal Prompts That May Help You Decide:
Grab a journal or sit quietly and reflect on these questions:
1.) Do I spend a lot of time thinking about my drinking habits?
2.) Does drinking align with my values?
3.) What would you be gaining if you quit?
4.) What happens if you stay the same?
I wish you all the freedom you are seeking.
Big love -
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