These were questions that I started to ask myself when I realised that my drinking was once more problematic and I moved from pre-contemplative to contemplative again:
How do I feel about my drinking?
What are the good things about drinking?
Is there anything about drinking I don’t like?
Do I see myself as a life-long drinker?
How do I see my life in the future if I decide to continue drinking?
Do I have any concerns about stopping?
What would get in the way of stopping?
What would I need to have in place to enable me to stop drinking?
How ready do I feel to stop drinking?
On a scale of 0-10 how important is it for me personally to stop drinking?
0 = not very important
10 = very important
On a scale of 0-10 if I decide right now to stop drinking how confident do I feel that I would be successful?
0 = not very confident
10 = very confident
What are my main reasons for wanting to stop drinking?
What do I think my biggest problem will be if I stop drinking?
I found it important to think about all of these things when considering the change. I weighed up the pro’s (as detailed here) and con’s (as detailed here) of staying with the behaviour vs changing the behaviour. Maybe these questions will be useful for you too?