Drinking Decision


Hi Coach,

I have been in scholars since June and I’m working on drinking less. I have made a lot of progress. My reason for wanting to drink less is because I feel amazing and so productive on days when I haven’t had a drink the night before. It’s like I’m a different person. It was my birthday on Sunday and this dare popped into my head: why don’t you quit drinking for an entire year (meaning – don’t drink again until your next birthday)? I like this idea because I spend so much brain energy deciding whether or not to drink – and then beating myself up for when I do. This takes it all away. Drinking just wouldn’t be an option. However, I’m wondering if making such a proclamation is almost a cop out – because I can still choose to not drink (and do the work of feeling my feelings) without setting this rule. I want to be someone who can have a drink once in a while without making it mean anything. And I’m wondering if not drinking for a year (and practicing everything that comes with that) could help me get to that place. But – I realize I can also be someone who can have a drink once in a while without making it mean anything right now… Do you have any advice on making this decision?