So I have shared the reasons that it was important for me to stop but I found it all too easy to sit at this point and procrastinate.
I needed to think beyond these questions and consider more such as:
Imagining that I had decided to stop and what would that feel like?
What would I need to have in place to be able to stop?
What help and support would I require?
What information would I need?
What would be the benefits of continuing to drink?
What would be most difficult for me if I decided to stop?
What would be the benefit if I decided to stop?
Again I would weigh up the pro’s and con’s of staying with the drinking behaviour or changing the drinking behaviour.
Now I needed to act.