The best way to cut back on alcohol is to have a plan and a strategy in place, and these four simple tips can help you achieve your goal.
Whether you enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, or a good Scotch, beer or those tequila shots there will come a time when cutting back on alcohol will be your primary focus. There could be health reasons, you could simply feel like you've overindulged or you could want to save money for something special, or you could simply feel like you've overindulged. Whatever the reason, it is possible to cut back, and, contrary to popular belief, you can reduce your consumption without completely abstaining.
1.Make Good Use of Mixers and Chasers
Chasers and mixers can be a great way to dilute the amount of alcohol in each sip. Do yourself a favour and keep adding a mixer as you drink the drink. When you get into the habit of doing this, you'll find yourself cutting back on how much you drink and pacing out your drinks.
2.Substitute Alcohol for Other Beverages/Drinks
If your work involves meetups and social events, there is a possibility that alcohol is probably served there. This can come in as a challenge. However, to avoid the awkwardness and temptation to have an alcoholic drink in your hand, just replace it with a non-alcoholic drink or even just water that will help keep your body hydrated.
3.Stop Purchasing in Bulk
Other people enjoy amassing a collection of alcoholic beverages. It's great to have a wide range of drinks available for any mood or occasion, but it can also lead to temptation when trying to cut back. Set a budget and only buy what you plan to drink. You can hold yourself accountable for your drinking by limiting how much money you allow yourself to spend on alcohol, and you'll know when you've exceeded your new limits.
4.Be Up Front About Why You're Making Cuts.
Lastly, You don't have to be an alcoholic or have a drinking problem to feel like alcohol is taking time away from other activities or even costing you too much money. If you're going to cut back, you should know why and be completely honest with yourself. You will be more motivated to stick to your plan if you understand your personal reasons for reducing your alcohol consumption.
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