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Step 4 – Positive Reminders
TALKING TO YOURSELF IS NORMAL. We all talk to ourselves and some of us do it out loud. There is nothing wrong with this, in fact it's something to encourage. By all means chat to yourself but make sure it's the right type of chat. Talking to oneself in a critical voice or as a negative person is a big no-no.
If you constantly talk to yourself in a positive way, you will reinforce the case for your victory over alcohol addiction. Every little reminder gives you more strength and more ability to win.
Here are some sayings you could repeat to yourself at any time and in any situation. Remember you don't have to say them out loud although that's fine. But you can certainly say them inside your head.
Think of the thoughts in your head as the driver of the car which is your life. How you think is how you steer. For safe driving you need to think positive thoughts. Here are some thoughts you can think. Here are some things you can say to yourself.
I am feeling better without any alcohol
I am proud of myself for knowing how to stop drinking
My sex life will continue to improve because I'm no longer drinking
Alcohol damages my body. Stopping drinking improves my health
My body is repairing itself because I've stopped drinking
The most important thing to do is to take some action
Every little step helps
Life is for living
All my mistakes are behind me
I want to be successful
I am a winner
I believe in myself
I am in control of my own life
My family and friends will respect me because I've overcome my addiction
Beating the alcohol hold makes me a much better employee
I'm glad I gave up drinking
I'm happy without alcohol
The world is a better place now that I've quit drinking
Think about this
Every hour, every day, every month you don't drink makes you fitter and healthier in your mind, body and soul. Once you start to stop drinking, you are a winner. You can go on being a winner for the rest of your life.
Did You Know?
Studies have shown that long term abuse of alcohol will cause impaired memory, slowed reaction times and blurred vision. These effects are usually permanent and will persist well after the individual stops drinking and reach sobriety. Basically the longer you leave it the worse it gets!
Did You Know?
Liver disease is the number 1 killer of alcoholics. In fact 50% of all liver disease is directly related to alcohol abuse. The only way to stop this is to stop drinking to have any kind of improved liver function long term. There is no other treatment for this disease.
Did You Know?
Excessive amounts of alcohol can shrink the brain? Over time alcohol causes actual physical changes to the brain. Studies have shown the brain of an alcoholic is smaller and lighter compared to a non-alcoholic.