Tips for moderating your alcohol intake

Tips for moderating your alcohol intake

People often talk about moderation as a key to a healthy lifestyle and your relationship with alcohol. Yet we often find ourselves feeling like we're not doing enough. It's extremely easy to get caught up in the idea of "all or nothing" when it comes to anything, including alcohol. This article will explore some helpful tips for managing your alcohol consumption without getting overwhelmed by the process.

 What's your goal?

The first step is recognizing what you are trying to accomplish when you are looking to moderate your alcohol consumption – is it to stop drinking to excess, is it to begin working towards going alcohol free, or something else entirely?

Strategies for achieving your moderation goal

Next is finding ways that work for you. There are many different approaches people take when altering their alcohol intake, so don't be afraid of experimenting until you find one that works best for you. This could be only drinking certain days of the week, only at special occasions, limiting the number of drinks you consume at a time, or again something else entirely.

  Related: 5 Tips to Cut Down on Your Booze

Remember this isn't about being perfect or punishing yourself but instead making small changes over time. 

 Small changes lead to bigger changes

For some, moderation is the best option - it’s all about setting goals for yourself and doing your best to meet them. The idea of "all or nothing" can be daunting but if you start small and try adding a few non alcoholic drink options to your collection, you can create a lasting habit.

Here are some great examples of how our customers have achieved their mindful drinking goals using moderation.

 

And if you find that moderation is not for you, and an all or nothing approach might be better, why not take a look at Amy's story or Mim's journey?

 

Please Note: If you are dealing with addiction, please reach out to your local support service provider or GP.