Tips to Stop Drinking: #6 – #10
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Tips to Stop Drinking #6: DO start exercising again. A moderate exercise program can and will make a dramatic difference in how you look and feel. Strive for 3 or more aerobic workouts per week to start out, lasting at least 20 minutes each. You can break that up into 2 ten-minute sessions if you’d like. Add 2 (but no more than 3) weight resistance workouts per week when you feel capable. It’s really quite amazing that when you feel healthy and strong you ALSO start to feel genuinely happy with your life. Ironically enough, the MORE you exercise the LESS desire you have for alcohol.
Tips to Stop Drinking #7: DO remember the heartache that alcohol abuse has caused in your life. I’m not saying to dwell on your mistakes, or to let what happened in your past ruin your present. But, I can’t stress enough the importance of remembering the bad times caused by alcohol. Because this will help you to develop the resolve to never go down that road again. Learn from your own mistakes, and vow to yourself to never let alcoholism ruin your life. Please read The Secret to Sobriety.
Tips to Stop Drinking #8: DO recognize that a sugar addiction often leads into an alcohol addiction. If you have an addiction to sugar your body is getting it from a variety of sources, including alcohol. So, what you THINK is a temptation to drink alcohol is OFTEN just your body craving sugar. When you cut sugar and sweets from your diet you will soon find that your cravings for alcohol have also been dramatically reduced.
Important: Write down 3 great reasons why you should quit. Put it in a place where you can see it every day.
Tips to Stop Drinking #9: DO recognize the wonderful miracle of pure, drinking water. Get in the habit of drinking at least 5 glasses of clean water each day as your body desperately needs water for almost every action it takes. You can survive for weeks without food, but only a couple of days without water. Remember, only WATER is water. Coffee, tea, soda, juice, etc, do NOT count. Plus, what many people think is desire to drink alcohol is instead simply their bodies craving water. Drinking plenty of water will REDUCE your desire for alcohol.
Tips to Stop Drinking #10: DO be thankful for the many blessings that you already have. Your Creator has already given you so many blessings in your life, and also has so many good things left for you to enjoy. It was only the alcohol-induced stupor that prevented you from clearly seeing your blessings before. The more you recover from your past alcohol abuse, the more your mind will begin to clear. You will start to appreciate all that you have been given, and all that you can still do with your life. When you become truly thankful for what you already have, you then open the door to receive even more blessings in the future.
Bonus Tip: Inside of you is a BETTER you that just can’t wait to come out! Remove the alcohol from your life and let your better self shine. You’ll soon be able to show the world all the love, talent, humor, and compassion that was hidden inside. ♦