How to deal with a blip

It is not unusual to have a blip or a lapse. This is not me giving you permission to ‘have a night off’  because it happens to everyone, but instead a canter through the learning from Club Soda about why and how you can best respond to such an event. What is a blip? For a…

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Too busy to change

The problem of procrastination You have probably made the same excuse a thousand times. “I am going to sort out my drinking, but first I need to…” I have an event, a wedding, a thing coming up … But events are not the only excuse we can use to procrastinate, being too busy to change…

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8 things mindful people should do before 8am

What do you usually do before 8am in the morning? It may not be very much most days. Life is busy. We get up, we go to work, we get home, we have dinner followed by what feels like 23 seconds of down-time, then we go to bed. The next morning, we get up and…

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Social situations without alcohol

Dealing with social situations Social situations are difficult. They involve preconceived ideas of what ‘fun’ is and involve other people that can make it easy for you to scrap your well-made plans. Both external triggers and internal emotions about an event (ranging from FOMO to fear) mean your internal saboteur has a number of ‘compelling’…

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Changing your drinking is a process

Why changing your drinking takes time Changing your drinking is not a race you are training for, or a significant ’day’ that you have been planning for ages. It is a process. It is a change process that can take different lengths of time, depending in who you are, your circumstances, or even on the…

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Resolving ambivalence about your drinking goals

I purposely did this webinar after procrastination last week as I feel they are related. Ambivalence is a great way to procrastinate! What is it and how do you go about resolving ambivalence? It is also an issue that is difficult for us at Club Soda, as we don’t want to tell you what to do.…

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Why socialising sober is important

When you first start changing your drinking, socialising sober may not be the most important thing on your mind. Change takes time and some steely grit and determination. Yes you need to hunker down, focus on your goal and change a few things. But it is important not to take away human connection and joy.…

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WOOP if you want to go faster!

Club Soda is an active community supporting each other in changing and maintaining our alcohol habits. We are introducing WOOP as a behaviour change and planning tool we can use for ourselves and to support each other when times are hard. It gives us a framework to ask questions of ourselves and of others – helping…

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