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Firstly, well done for reading this article, I cannot imagine right now that life is easy for you. So to answer your question, here are some pointers that you may be drinking too much.
You are drinking too much if it's impacting your life!
If you feel your drinking too much then listen to yourself and ask why.
If you’re drinking because you are bored and filling in time, then you’re drinking too much.
If you’re drinking as a way of coping, then you’re drinking too much.
If you’re not being the best parent you can be because of our drinking, then you're drinking too much.
If you and your partner or family are fighting because of your drinking, then you’re drinking too much.
If your miss or doing poor quality work because of your drinking, then you're drinking too much.
If you've stopped doing things you used to enjoy because it cuts into you're drinking time, then your drinking too much.
The first action point to take if you believe you are drinking too much is to reduce how much you are drinking and get back to doing and living how you know you should. Medicating your issues with alcohol is a short term fix that can have long term implications for you and the emotions you are trying suppressing. You know this is you if the emotion and feelings you are drinking to hide are not going away.
Stopping drinking is about having tools and strategies in place so you feel okay without a drink. It is about understanding your emotions and behaviour so you can be the person that you want to be without as much alcohol.
I get that feelings and emotions are scary but we can work through that and I can support you to be okay if you don't feel you are okay.
If you are feeling really lost in your drinking and it is not easy for you to reduce the amount you’re drinking and if you are ready to talk to someone about your drinking, I have the experience to support while you work towards your best outcomes.
Article 3 - Am I drinking too much?
Often when we can't make a decision or choose what to do, we can become stuck. Sometimes when we are afraid we will get it wrong, we dither for so long that the opportunity passes us by or the decision is made for us.
Making decisions is like any other habit - it's awkward to do at first but it becomes easier with practice.
Here are seven steps to help you problem solve towards an action.
First, when you are faced with a decision, write down as many solutions you can think off. Do not worry about how at this stage, just write them down.
Second, cull the ones that you know won't work for you situation.
Third, have a look at your possible solutions. Given everything you know about the situation, pick the best one.
Four, put your best solution into practice and give it a go.
Five, did the solution you come up with work? It's either yes or no. If it is yes, congratulations, you did it! If it didn't go to step six.
Six, review what did not work. Do you need to come up with different types of solutions or do you just need to try another on your list?
Seven, try again and repeat this process till you get a beneficial outcome.
All the very best with your future decisions.
Sometimes we find it helpful to have support as we make decisions. If that is you, please know that you can call me, Tanya, at Working with Purpose on 0487 844 603 and we can work through it together.
Article 2 Making Good Decisions - a helpful process that helps you do it!
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Stress can steal joy and increase our feelings of sadness, isolation and even dread. It can increase our level of pain both internally and externally. It can show up in our behaviour, thoughts and moods.
Yet, letting go of stress is possible, if you follow this very intentional three step process. It is about: Being Specific, Finding Support and Taking Action.
Being Specific. What is it exactly that stresses you out? What part of your life is a stressor or causes you the stress? Write it down in one brief sentence. Okay, so look at your stress sentence, can you change it, let it go or do you feel stuck within it? If it's the “change it” or “let it go” kind of stress, then do that. Bang! Action taken and the stress is gone – great work! So, if you still have the stress that means you are feeling “stuck with it” stress. Can you change your perception, the meaning you make, about the stress or events that occur? Can you change how you think or relate to the stress? Can you change what you do after the stress event or behaviour has occurred? If yes, then excellent, do that Action because that means that the event/behaviour now has a different significance for you and it won’t feel like it did before.
If you cannot change it, then maybe you need support to work through it. So ask yourself -Who can support me? Work out who can assist you to take Action and to talk to them about it. If it's a work issue, can you talk to a trusted peer, manager or colleague? If it's a home issue, can you talk to your partner or children? If it is occurring at school, can you talk to a teacher or lecturer? To start the conversation and take Action about your stress, it could be as easy as "I'm feeling stressed about a situation, can we talk about it and come up with a solution? If this works great - you've got support and an action plans so the stress itself may already be lifting.
If you do not have support to deal with your stress maybe you could talk to me. Using proven skills and tools together we can begin to make an Action plan to work through it before it starts impacting your health and wellbeing. Remember, feeling stuck and helpless is a self-defeating thought process that messes with our head. Don't let your brain hijack you and tell you you're helpless or stuck because you're not! You just haven't found the process through it yet. Talking to me is like talking to someone who wants the very best outcomes for you! So if you're ready to take action on your stress give me a call on 0487 844 603.
As a counsellor and supervisor, I provide support to people, like you, experiencing personal or professional stress and difficulties by assisting them to identify and work through the issues that are relevant to them and may be blocking them from living their best life. Change occurs by intentionally adopting tools and strategies into their lives to create the outcomes they want now and in to the future.
Tanya is Working With Purpose, if you want me to work with you please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me to make an appointment call
0487 844 603.
Article 1 Stress Management - - a quick, no nonsense guide to dealing with it!
Manage stress by intentionally following this three step process: Being Specific, Finding Support and Taking action.
Article 2 - Why can't i just make a decision!
How to make a decision in 7 steps.