As you probably know, alcohol is a depressant, which is why having a wine or beer at the end of a long day can help quiet our brain activity and (seemingly) help us cope with accumulated stress and anxiety. Although there’s nothing inherently wrong with using alcohol to relax, or treat yourself, doing so regularly becomes part of the reason why it’s difficult to cut back.
On this episode of Take a Break, we’re talking about a common thread among people who like to drink – using alcohol to “take the edge off.” Join me today as I explore why we use alcohol to unwind and what we’re teaching our brain when we do so.
If you don’t like the results you’re getting from turning to alcohol every night to feel better, this episode is for you. Listen in to discover a game-changing tool that will help you find the underlying problem and what is really going on with you rather than fighting with your often overwhelming desire to drink.
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What You'll Learn from this Episode:
- Why we use alcohol to unwind.
- What we’re teaching our brain when we drink to take the edge off.
- The importance of understanding what you’re unwinding from.
- How to tell if you’re experiencing an emotion and why it’s often difficult to pinpoint.
- A tool to help you with the familiar desire to unwind.