Writing down your thoughts and feelings on a daily basis can be very helpful to understand more about your moods and how they fluctuate depending on your environment. When reviewed at a later date, the collection of your writing can help you understand the range of emotions you have experienced.
You can keep a journal of your new experiences and new learnings, what it was like, what happened and how successful you were. This could be online, in a handwritten diary or perhaps a voice recording.
There is a whole world of knowledge and information available to you through books, articles and on the internet. Think about what interests you or what you are curious about or even areas for your personal development. Try to build in 10-15 minutes of time each day to research, read, or watch a short video on your chosen topic.
Well Formed Outcomes Model
When you think about being free from alcohol or indeed looking at the future or something you want to achieve in your life your mental approach has a massive impact on the outcome.
These maybe questions you’ve asked yourself about alcohol. However, a better question to ask yourself would be – “what would being free from alcohol do for you?” To make lasting changes in behaviour it’s about turning the problems around looking at the future, and identifying the positive outcomes.
Below are some questions to ask yourself before you agree with yourself the quit date. It’s important to consider these before quitting because they form part of your freedom and route cause as to why you drink: