The DRINK PLAN – A Powerful Tool For Drinking Less

One of the most powerful tools that I use to help clients quit or reduce drinking is the Drink Plan.

You may have said things before like:
I’m going to start drinking less.
I’m not going to drink on weekdays.

That’s not a plan. 

A proper working drinking plan has these at a minimum these 3 elements.

  • It’s written down.
  • It’s made 24 hours prior to any drinking.
  • It’s precise – it states the times during which drinking will take place, and the exact quantity to be consumed.
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Thinking Man

The One Skill To Break A Drinking Habit

What do you want to stop doing?
    • Drinking when you shouldn't.
    • Drinking more than you want.
    • Staying up too late.
    • Watching too much porn.
    • Not exercising.
    • Procrastinating.
    • Scrolling scrolling scrolling on FB.
    • Being busy without getting important things done.
Why do we do these things, and why is it so hard to stop?

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How To Improve Any Relationship

I’m going to share with you a powerful exercise that you can use to create a huge mental shift around any relationship in your life, with your spouse, a coworker or boss, or a friend.  It’s called ‘Person of Focus’.

I worked through this exercise just the other day, with my wife Monique as the person of focus, and it enabled me to make a total reset on my attitude around some things. We’ve undergone a bunch of transitions in our lives and our relationship over the past few months, involving getting married and moving in together finally after dating for 3 years, and then moving to and adjusting to life in a foreign country.

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Why ‘DO I HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM’ Is The Wrong Question.

Why 'DO I HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM' Is The Wrong Question

For nearly all of my drinking life, starting in college, I would occasionally ask myself whether I ‘had a problem’ with my drinking. There is some history of alcoholism in my family, and I was from the beginning pretty enthusiastic about drinking. I never wanted to go over the edge into being an alcoholic, because then – horrors! - I’d have to consider quitting. It seemed like a sensible and safe thing to do this check-in with myself.

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A common question among people wanting to change their drinking habits is ‘how do I get motivated to quit?’

The situation is that you have desire for alcohol and you’re wanting to create a new additional set of beliefs to counteract that desire. You’re motived to drink, and now you want to be also motivated to quit (or moderate).

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