Baby Step Towards Sobriety

2. Rank Them from Easiest to Hardest. Put the very easiest one at the top, the very hardest at the bottom. If you are unsure, don’t worry about the exact order of some of them – just make sure you have the very easiest one at the top of the list.

3. Tackle the Easiest One First. Focus all your strength and will power on the easiest one to accomplish. Don’t worry about the other stuff for right now, as you just want to take care of the easiest one on the list. If your easiest one was (for example) not drinking before 5pm, then you need to do everything in your power to make sure you do NOT drink before 5pm.

4. Make SURE the Easiest One is Accomplished, then Tackle the NEXT Easiest One. After you have accomplished the easy one, look at your list again and make sure that the NEXT easiest one is at the top. You then want to focus all your strength and will power towards accomplishing that.

Why a Baby Step Can Help You Stop Drinking

We all know the saying “a journey of a 1000 miles begins with one step”. This is especially true when one needs to overcome an addiction. It might seem like a monumental effort to learn how to stop drinking alcohol, but when you take small, baby steps in the direction of sobriety, you are building up your inner strength and resolve.

By doing those little, easy-to-do things to cut back on your alcohol consumption, you are increasing your confidence in yourself and your ability to take that next step. The bottom line is that you should KEEP taking these baby steps towards sobriety. Before you know it you will have traveled a 1000 miles, and you’ll find yourself in a better place. Most importantly, you’ll be a much healthier and happier person. ♦