Our lovely little brains thrive on habit & repetition & routine.
There’s thousands of things that we do every day, without fail, without thinking about, in exactly the same way.
When I smoked cigarettes, I would, without fail, have one as soon as I finished work. It was often my first cigarette of the day. And it was in my car, on the way home.
When I decided to try to cut down on smoking for the first time (I finally gave up on attempt #563345), the first cigarette to go was the one after work, in the car.
God it was hard. I’d been doing the same thing for so long & I just felt WEIRD driving along without that first fag.
Don’t get me wrong, I just delayed the first one til I got home because the craving was so strong but still, I broke that association first before moving onto the next one.
Giving up anything is not a walk in the park. Of course you’ll miss it & of course you’ll feel weird & of course the easy option is to carry on as you always have, BUT, at some point, you’ll have to be strong enough to succeed.
You literally have to override your own mind.
Think about how you’re going to tackle your problem. Plan ways of how to help yourself overcome the urge to do what you’ve always done. Change your routine. Form new habits. Replace drinking time with something good for your health & mind ❤️