On this episode of Take a Break, we’re talking about two potential reasons why people – women in particular – hold themselves back and how these reasons can be connected to drinking. One is perfectionism – the do-perfect, be-perfect mentality, where we don’t allow ourselves to make a mistake and never cut ourselves any slack. The other is people pleasing – the idea that we need to make sure that everyone around us is happy and that their needs are met, often at the expense of our own happiness and our own needs.
Listen in as I explain why so many of us use pouring a drink to cope with these incredibly exhausting behaviors and why it’s so difficult to cut back.
Grab your earbuds and join us to discover how you can break the cycle of having a drink when you “need a break” from the relentless pressure of doing everything right and trying to keep everyone happy.
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What You'll Learn from this Episode:
- Why we feel like we must be perfect and make sure that everyone around us is happy.
- How perfectionism and people pleasing are linked to drinking.
- Why having a drink to is not always a great way to “do something for yourself” after taking care of everyone else's needs.
- How you can change your habit of pouring yourself a drink to cope with these exhausting behaviors.