Changing your Mindset to Help Quit Drinking
If a person reaches a stage when he starts thinking about quitting his drinking habit, then it is already one big step to accomplishing the desire completely. People who deny that they are addicted to alcohol will still have to go a long way before wanting to renounce it.
The word addiction can have two meanings. We can think of behavioral abuse or a pathetic alcoholic. An alcohol abuser is a person who drinks in a manner that causes problems in his life like neglecting his responsibilities at work or home or continuing to drink despite relationship problems that it is causing. In the United States, most adults eighteen and above have this problem.
In contrast, a pathetic alcoholic is one with a state of mind that feels the need to drink, which is drinking at times you did not intend to or drinking more than you intended to. This type of addiction is considered by many experts to be a chronic, or lifelong disease. However, since your case is different from that, you can take steps today to stop drinking. Seeing a doctor or contacting a support group should be your first step. There are people who have the will to stop drinking on their own yet others need medical help to handle the withdrawal symptoms.
A right mindset should be there to begin with. What can help is to contrast of make a list of why you want to drink and a list of why you want to quit. If you want to always be reminded of this, look for a place where you can post it and see it often. Sharing your plan to quit with others will give you further help. They can always remind you of your plans.
Sometimes we fail after succeeding for a time, but this should not discourage us or make us lose hope, but this should motivate us to wage a fiercer war on this addiction always reminding yourself of the reasons why you have decided to quit and the benefits you can gain through it. It is common for people to relapse. You should start again and use your experience to help you learn to remind yourself of the reasons why you want to quit. For as long as you can, continue with that behavior. It is not easy to change a former behavior, even when it might be in your best interest to do it. But the more you practice that new behavior, the more likely it is that they will become a habit.
What can help you further is to avoid the former crowd and try developing new friendships and a new lifestyle that will help you stay focused on your goals. You might need to attend a self-help group to bolster your determination.