Hello my friends,
I’m feeling much better than yesterday after sticking to my alcohol goals and having a good night’s sleep. A good night’s sleep makes such a difference to how I feel.
I was given a helpful guide – Cutting Down, by the Health Promotion Agency, at the last CADS session.
The next step after keeping an alcohol diary is to create my own drinking rules.
KB’s Drinking Rules
Eat a meal before drinking alcohol
Alternate alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic drinks
Count and record alcoholic drinks
Pace myself by drinking slower
Measure drinks and set daily limit
KB’s Drinking Rules For The Future
No more than four standard drinks in one day
Reduce daily limit further
Cut off time
At least two alcohol free days per week
I’m doing reasonably well with the first set of rules so far and I’m going to concentrate on those before moving on to the future goals.
Tomorrow I’ll be writing about my progress with KB’s Drinking Rules in more detail.
See you then.