How to Feel Good About Quitting Drinking. There are so many benefits to be enjoyed when you quit drinking. But how can you feel good about quitting drinking before you even start? Often the decision to stop drinking comes from a place of shame, fear and guilt. These feelings can make it difficult to actually take the first step and people can waste years before they finally feel ready. What if you could feel ready now, what if you could feel good now? The secret to feeling good about quitting drinking is in your mindset and your energy. In this blog I’m going to share some tips and strategies on how to feel good about quitting drinking now.
Before a client comes to work with me one to one or joins the membership we have a conversation and at the end of the conversation they say things like, “I feel inspired”, “I am so looking forward to this.” One client even said, “I will sleep better tonight knowing that I will be speaking to you again tomorrow.”
This is extremely empowering and uplifting. The reassurance, trust and relief that finally, they are doing the one thing that they have always wanted to do. And, they feel good about it. They feel good because in our conversation we talk about the energy, the mindset and how they can use what they already have to help them on their journey. That’s what I want to share with you today.
It is not so much about how to get through cravings, or how to say no to people offering drinks, or even how to cope when things get stressful or difficult. These things are all important and are discussed during our time together. But the key to being able to feel good about quitting drinking is going within, connecting to your dream, your deep desires, and feeling right now how you want to feel.
If you can connect to the joy, the freedom, the peace of mind and all the other uplifting emotions that come with sobriety now, even before you think you are ready, then these feelings will make it so much easier and joyful and will carry you through, no matter what.
“Do your thing. Do it unapologetically. Don’t be discouraged by criticism. Take ownership, take chances, and have fun. And no matter what, don’t ever stop doing your thing.” – Asher Roth
Before you even start it is important to understand on a deep level, why you are doing this, what you want from your alcohol-free time. And, most importantly how you want to feel. You can know all the reasons, but being able to connect on an emotional level and really feel what you want is the most powerful and uplifting way to take your next steps.
How to feel good about quitting drinking
Gratitude is the most uplifting emotion you can connect to and can transform how you feel in an instant. Think about all the things you are grateful for right now, no matter how bad you might feel. Connect to the smallest things that make you feel grateful and watch how your feelings of hope and joy increase.
Imagination is the key to creating the life you want. As Walt Disney said, “if you can dream it, you can do it” so go on, dare to dream! Use the power of visualization to help you to really see and feel how you want your life to look like when you are living alcohol-free. Create a vision board, journal out your hopes and dreams. Look at what you’ve put down often and allow those feelings of joy to wash over you.
In order to feel good about quitting drinking it is important to let go of all the fears and doubts that are holding you back. This is an emotional exercise and may take some time, but it is well worth it. Using your journal and let it all out, your fears, your regrets, all your worries and your doubts. Drop into your body and do something physical to release the emotions stored inside of you.
“A wise woman once said, you can’t reach what is in front of you, until you let go of what is behind you”
You already have everything you need inside of you to do this, you just need to believe in yourself and trust yourself. Trust that this the right thing for you, trust that you can do it, trust in the process and trust that you will find the support and guidance you need. Let go of any self doubt, surrender, and trust in you.
Find ways to Feel Good
Whenever you feel the doubt, fear or worry creeping in, acknowledge that this is just fear talking, your old limiting beliefs popping up, but it is not your truth anymore.
Find a way to reframe these thoughts and lift your emotions and raise your energy.
Listening to a great song is a fabulous way to feel better. Go for a walk in nature, repeat a powerful mantra or affirmation or do something nice for yourself that makes you feel safe, loved and nourished.
The reason that the gorgeous Transform members and 1 to 1 clients are alcohol-free and loving it is because of the ongoing connection and support they receive on a daily basis. Find your people, find someone who will love and support you through the good times and the difficult times. You shouldn’t have to do this alone and having people who you can rely on and turn to makes all the difference.
Invest in yourself – You are worth it
It’s one thing to know all of the above but it’s quite another to invest the time and energy to doing the inner work, but it really is the most loving thing you can do for yourself. When you take that step and spend a bit of time and money on yourself, you are sending yourself a very important message, one that often gets overlooked.
You are deserving, you are worth it.
I’d love for you to show yourself the love you deserve and delve into the powerful practices I shared above with my personal help and guidance.
I created this super powerful, easily accessible, fun and uplifting course to help you do just that.
Above all, I want you to know that you can do this. You have all you need inside of you to take this next step. There is never a right time, but now is the perfect time for you to discover just how amazing you can feel when you take that liberating step to alcohol-freedom.
Tell me, how do you want to feel?