Here, we explore techniques to help you from consuming so much alcohol at home.
How to know if you’re drinking too much
Whether you enjoy a nightly glass of red wine with your dinner or feel you have overindulged during the festive period - if you’re reading this blog, then chances are you probably feel like you need to cut down your alcohol intake. According to the NHS, both men and women in the UK are advised not to drink more than 14 units a week (which is around six pints of your average beer). Cutting down your alcohol intake can help improve both your physical and mental health, but it’s not easy.
We’ve put together our top five tips to help you stop drinking as much at home.
If you feel like you’re struggling to take control of your drinking, then hypnotherapy could be the perfect solution. Hypnotherapy is a completely safe treatment that deals with the emotional issues linked with drinking and empowers a person to gain back control of their alcohol intake habits.
Alcohol hypnotherapy involves bringing your mind to a total state of complete relaxation, making it easy to take on positive suggestions, resulting in the breaking of bad habits, which in this case, is drinking too much alcohol.
Measure your drinks
Even if you have just one glass of wine a night, do you measure it? If the answer is no, how do you know how much you’re consuming? Measuring your alcohol can make you feel much more in control of how much you’re drinking while limiting how many glasses you have.
Make a realistic plan
Once you have gotten your head around measuring each drink, it’s worth creating a weekly or monthly plan.
It might be a good idea to include ‘booze-free nights’ and set yourself goals while considering what social occasions might be coming up. The better you plan, the easier it will be to analyse your weekly alcohol intake and cut it down when possible.
Remember, your planning and goals must be realistic, or you’ll never stick to them.
Keep family and friends in the loop
Cutting down alcohol can be a challenge, and you need a good support network around you. Let your family and friends know that you’re trying to lead a healthier lifestyle. This way, they are prepared when socialising, which means they can support you if necessary by buying an alcohol-free alternative drink.
Have an alcohol-free month
Don’t worry if you’ve missed Dry January. There are 11 other months for you to go alcohol-free in. Research shows that if you give your body and mind a break from booze for a long period, then you’re likely to stick to a healthy amount going forwards.
For that extra bit of support, Alcohol Change UK offers a free app that helps you track your days as you go.
Make a positive change today
At Clear Minds Hypnotherapy, we have plenty of ready-made packages to help you cut down your alcohol intake.
From helping you stay sober for a month thanks to our 30 Day Dry Hypnotherapy Challenge to empowering you to take control of your relationship with alcohol thanks to our Control Alcohol Consumption Hypnotherapy, find the right package to suit you.