I think it's fair to say everyone will categorize some tasks in their lives to be possible, and some impossible. You might be inclined to think that taking a break from drinking is an insurmountable task. However, you might be surprised at how a minor shift in thought can bridge the gap from impossible to possible.
I've seen so many people use their past experiences as an indicator of what can be achieved, but I'm here to teach you a new approach. When trying to change your drinking, I know from experience that very often, this goal can feel impossible. Almost everybody who comes to me arrives with negative thoughts about what they're capable of achieving.
This week, we explore the seemingly impossible task of taking a break from drinking. Join me as I share with you the one belief you're holding on to that isn't serving you, and discover a simple, foolproof, and most importantly, accurate belief you can replace it with to help you change your drinking.
**Note: A correction about some facts I mentioned in the episode:
One of my eagle-eyed followers spotted a history error in this episode. In 1882, Axel Paulsen invented the jump named after him in ice skating, the single axel. The first double axel landed by a woman in competition was in 1953 (71 years later). Midori Ito, whom I talk about in this episode, landed a triple axel in competition for the very first time 35 years after that.
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What You'll Learn from this Episode:
- Why you're using your past results as an indicator of your future success.
- How your current thoughts about changing your drinking are keeping you stuck.
- Why failure is necessary for your brain to learn something new.
- 2 methods most people use to take a break from drinking and why they end in failure.
- Where to focus your energy when learning how not to desire alcohol.
- Why your current methods of taking a break from drinking may be hiding the think-feel-act cycle.
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