When it comes to alcohol addiction, it is important to recognize that your actions are what will dictate whether or not your life changes for the better. You can read a thousand self-help articles and books – and agree with every word written – but until you do something about your alcohol problem nothing will change in your life.
The good news, however, is that the action you take need NOT be difficult to do, nor call for a major change in your life. It can be something very small that gets you started in the right direction, which is down the road to a healthier lifestyle, and toward feeling truly happy about yourself and optimistic for your future.
Start Here to Get Sober
Take a moment to read my articles 10 Steps to Quit Drinking Alcohol and How I Stopped Drinking Alcohol. Both of these articles contain sensible advice and easy tips to help you overcome your alcohol addiction.
Also, take a moment to page through the other alcoholism articles for tips and ideas to guide you in the best direction to control your drinking, and which may also help you discover a new way to combat your problem.
After you have read these articles, make up your mind to do something and TAKE ACTION on your alcohol problem. It doesn’t matter how small of a step you take, the important thing is that you DO take that first step! For example, promise yourself not to drink on consecutive days, or during the week, or while at home.
Or, if you find yourself drinking a lot during the evenings, make a point of eating a full, complete dinner first. Most people who struggle with alcohol abuse do so because they skip meals. Conversely, most people who eat 3 or 4 square meals a day have a very low desire to abuse alcohol. Never, ever skip a meal, as this just opens the door for alcohol abuse.
The point is that there has to be SOME way to cut back on drinking alcohol … even if it’s only a little bit. No matter how small of a first step you take toward getting your life back in control, it’s essential that you actually TAKE that first step. Because once you take that first step, each additional step becomes easier and easier.
Take Action … One More Time
Even if you have tried – and failed – to quit or cut back on your drinking, then you need to recommit yourself to changing for the better by trying one more time. Even if you have tried and failed a thousand times, just try once more. Take a baby step towards sobriety and start to do something different so you can change your life. Even if it’s very, very small change in your life. And when you have completed that first baby step, take another small step to change SOMETHING about your life.
Remember, it doesn’t matter how small of a step it is – it only matters that you take that first step to overcome your alcohol addiction, and start heading in the direction of a healthier lifestyle. You’ll be glad you did. ♦