CURIOUS ON LIFE the blog. Vol. 19
Rebecca Guevara Wingler
Creator of Color: Language of the Soul Virtual Art workshop Series
artist/creative life coach / podcaster
Looking forward to that 5 o'clock somewhere pour each evening was becoming more and more important over the years, until it wasn't.
This statement may resonate with many of us who have found comfort in a drink at the end of a long day, but there's no judgment here.
The truth is, alcohol is an addictive substance, and it's essential to acknowledge its potential power over us. However, the shame and judgment surrounding "over drinking" often hinder curiosity around controlling it and self-awareness.
As a certified alcohol-free and grey area drinking coach, I know the importance of shedding light on this topic.
I whole heartedly, DO NOT believe I'm powerless, or that alcohol has power over me.
I think that is part of the problem around "over drinking".
Too much shame and judgement around those of us who, do, have or will.
It is an addictive substance after all.
Potentially any human can become addicted! So why is there so much shame and blame around that?
The Unconscious Relationship with Alcohol:
For many of us, alcohol becomes an integral part of our lives, intertwined with various occasions and emotions.
It is marketed as a magical elixir that can transport us to a wonderful place, whether it's celebrating, socializing, or coping with stress.
At first, we may not realize the impact it has on our lives. We might think, "I deserve this," or "It helps me relax." But over time, discomfort sets in, and we realize we are stuck in a mindless, boring habit.
The turning point comes when we become aware that alcohol is no longer adding anything positive to our daily lives.
We might try to cut back, set rules, and use willpower, but ultimately, we find ourselves unable to change the behavior. This realization can be painful, but it is the first step towards awakening.
Awareness is the key to change. Once we are conscious of the issue, we can begin to address it.
It's essential to celebrate the moments of awareness, for without it, we cannot make any meaningful transformation.
Being aware means being awake – we gain momentum and traction in our sober journey, this is a process.
The Role of Hope:
Hope plays a crucial role in the process of making alcohol small and irrelevant in our lives. When we choose hope as the driving force behind the outcome we desire, it fills our hearts with positive emotions and anticipation.
Hope creates excitement and energy, making the journey towards sobriety more empowering and rewarding.
Freedom from alcohol comes not through willpower but by exploring our motivations and emotions. Positive feelings and repetition.
Repeatedly reminding ourselves of the positive emotions we associate with making alcohol irrelevant in our life, allows us to experience real freedom.
The journey towards an alcohol-free life is not easy, but it is worth it.
Embracing self-awareness and hope, we can we gain control of alcohol and experience genuine freedom.
As someone who has gone through this transformation, I know how painful and liberating it can be.
If you're curious about making alcohol small and irrelevant in your life, I invite you to embark on this transformative journey.
Contact me to learn more.
Let's awaken your mind to freedom.
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