Have You Had Enough?
Enough of the hideous hangovers, nagging regrets and shame?
When is enough ~ enough?
You may be drinking for any number of reasons. If you are drinking like I did, I knew I should have said “enough” long before I did. Drinking was getting in my way. Internally mostly, but there was some outward evidence. My soul was dying and my hands were shaking.
Do you have to hit “rock bottom?”
Your drinking may have started innocently enough, but now you find yourself drinking more than you ever imagined, and even though you think you want to quit, you can’t seem to do anything to change it.
My guess is you’ve tried to control your drinking in the past. Switching from the hard stuff to beer or wine. Making promises to yourself in the morning, only to break them by the end of the day (or earlier). Or maybe you decide to “go on the wagon” after a particularly rough bender, and as soon as your memory of it fades away, you’re hitting it again until the next time you fuck things up.
The problem with these approaches is it’s all too easy to let the old patterns and habits take over when you hit a bump in the road, are tired or stressed or when you let your guard down. And doing it alone makes it all that much harder.
Perhaps, you’ve just had enough.
Chances are good that you aren’t aware of what your inner being is trying to communicate to you. I sure didn’t listen to mine. I heard it, ever so faintly, but I allowed it to be overpowered by the other, louder voices around me. People pleasing was my default mode and peer pressure, well intentioned or not, can silence your internal wisdom if you’re not careful. On the other hand, if you’re lucky enough to be tuned in to yourself, deep down you know it’s time to make a change. Maybe it’s a temporary change or maybe you decide that you’ve had enough for the long term.
When you are able to be honest with yourself, accept that you have a problem and then ask for help is, by far, the best way to make a lasting change. Changing patterns and beliefs can be difficult. Getting support to do it and making small changes, day by day, really makes an impact. And I should know. I quit drinking over ten years ago.
Change can feel scary.
Even admitting that there might be a problem can be terrifying.
If you think you have a drinking problem, you probably do. Here’s why, people who don’t have a problem, don’t wonder if they do. You don’t have to face this alone, and as a matter of fact, you shouldn’t.
As women, we have a tendency to put everyone and everything else in our lives first. We think that if we put ourselves first we’re selfish. This is just nothing short of bullshit. You can put your needs first, (you know the drill – put your oxygen mask on first, before helping others). You won’t regret listening to your inner wisdom and making the choices that are right for you.
My name is Nancy McKay and I love to help women discover the gifts of recovery. I guide them to transform their lives, once and for all. Over-drinking is a symptom of a bigger issue. I have been sober for over ten years and I’ve been where you are. I found my courage and strength and I guide my clients to discover theirs, too.
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Your Life. Your Choice
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If you think you’ve had enough, I invite you to choose you, once and for all. See what getting support feels like by scheduling a complimentary assessment call. Click the button below.