When you change your drinking habits you are actively making decisions that require you to postpone immediate gratification (giving in to the desire to have a drink) in pursuit of longer-term goals (moderating or going alcohol-free). But we are good at making excuses. Especially when the task ahead is hard.
On this webinar psychologist Helen covers procrastination and tells us:
- Why we choose to do a different, but less important, task to the thing we really need to be doing – like deciding to check our emails and clear our inbox before we start on the day’s main task.
- Why we prefer Short-Term Smaller Rewards over Longer-Term Larger Rewards
- How recognising when it’s happening is the first step towards beating it
- That there are also positive sides to procrastination
- How procrastination can chip away at our emotional well-being and self-esteem.
And most importantly, we learn how to deal with it when it occurs.
Helen wrote our Sober Sprint online programme with us. It is perfect for taking a month off booze, for example if you are doing a Dry January, Dry July, or Sober October, but it is available always – you can start at any time you wish. You can read more about Sober Sprint here.