Change is hard. But it helps to think about it as a process with many “steps” along the way. Plans for change are about the journey, not the destination. A runner is not ready for a marathon overnight. So let's think about the steps which can help increase your chances of success.
By reading this, you'll understand the first steps to create a plan to change your relationship with alcohol. But these strategies can be used for any type of habit change.
You already recognize that you want to make a change. Now what? Here are some tips to follow to help you create a plan that works for you. Other articles will break these steps down even more.
Step 1: Create Your Goals
Goals come in all shapes and sizes. You may have a goal of stopping the use of alcohol completely, or you may want to reduce your drinking by 1-2 drinks a week. Or maybe you want to switch from liquor to beer when you choose to drink.
Whatever your personal goal is, start by writing it down. Keep it somewhere you can see it and recognize that it might take time to get there.
You may update your goal as you work through Confidant's program, or with your coach or counselor. That's okay!