8 Strategies On Working From Home During A Pandemic

8 Strategies On Working From Home During A Pandemic

Dawn Baxter

Dawn Baxter is a UK female entrepreneur who supports businesswomen to fulfil their dreams online.  View profile

If you had told me a year or more ago I would be sitting in front of my mac with a 2-hour old cold coffee, giving tips for navigating what can easily be described as the strangest global event we have ever lived through, since Brad left Jen for Angelina, I think I would have laughed. Hard.

Putting my family on house arrest was not anywhere in my 10-year plan. It’s easy to look at our situation in disbelief and like the layers of a well-grown shallot, there is a lot more to this whole thing than meets the immediate eye. If you are anything like me, you may have even sourced some comfort at the beginning of this pandemic in the way our governments shut us down.

Some of us have lost people, many in fact. Some, like myself, have been lucky enough to skim through this (so far) with only family of friends or one step removed losses. It’s an indirect sadness, you feel it, and you wish it didn’t happen, but you are also so grateful that it wasn’t your grandfather, brother, mother, sister or son.

There is a massive population of us that are hurting on the whole for others, and on a lesser level for ourselves and our old lives. Having pain or struggle in one area doesn’t cancel out pain and suffering in another. This is why it’s important to be tactful while working from home.

Here is a list of 8 strategies to help you through this pandemic while working from home:

1. Feel it

It is perfectly acceptable to be a mess right now no matter how close to the sharp end of this pandemic you currently are due to personal circumstances.

2. Be grateful

Now you have identified how you really feel, what is 100 on the suckometer and what isn’t? take some time to find the pockets of light in your day. I really would love for you to throw the “I should be doing” rule book out the window for this one.

3. Your oxygen mask first

In the event of an emergency on a plane, you are told that when the oxygen masks fall from the ceiling you MUST put on your own mask first. There is a very simple reason for this. You cannot help anyone else until you have helped yourself. No air for you means that you are no good to anyone around you, including you.

No matter how full your plate is right now, please, please, please recognize this one thing. You first.

You have identified some grateful spots – which is great, what else do you need? Do you need a standing appointment with a book and a bubble bath every Thursday? Make a list.

Be realistic but also recognize that there are opportunities to take better care of yourself than you are consciously acknowledging whilst you feed yourself another portion of “I don’t have time” or “I just need to do.”

4. Make a plan and fill it with routines

Sit down and map out your week, what is non-negotiable and what can be more flexible. How much time do you need to focus on that? What can you cut out or move?

This part will be hard especially if you have children because the working school day runs as your workday expectations do too. Something’s got to give.

It is important to categorize areas that are within as well as out of your control again for this part.

“You can juggle – but don’t multitask.” – me

Routines and rituals will help you. This may look different for everyone, whether it is a set bath time routine, a set “Golden time” per day (golden time is what we call relax, unwind, screen time for our two), or a time you can check your own computer in peace. The important thing is that everyone knows the plan and what area is being covered right now.

5. Get outside

Get some air, use your legs. Some days you may only get from the doorway to your car – that’s okay too. Especially if whilst inside the car you play a song and rock out, just for you, for those few golden glorious moments.

Getting outside might be required inside too – On a normal week you may not have spent every waking moment with your partner and kids or pets even. Too much of anything will start to slowly erode the joy it once bestowed on you. Be clear on what you need.

6. Boundaries

Have strong boundaries over your working hours, sleep and breaks. Make them, stick to them even if they are not what your normal 9-5 timetable looks like. Be realistic with yourself to make them achievable only – don’t use this as another benchmark of failure.

7. Plan

Make plans for the future – pencil them, put the sharpie down for now – but still make them and remember that although some things will be forever changed many will snap back such as seeing other humans and getting on a plane for instance.

We all need something to look forward to – this shouldn’t be any different.

8. Kindness

Be kind to the people you are communicating with – they may be the cause of additional stress because they are under additional stress and everyone has varying degrees of coping mechanisms and/or support systems.

You do not have to be superwoman – “You can do hard things” – Glennon Doyle – but you do not have to do ALL THE HARD THINGS AT ONCE. You’ve got this, I believe in you.

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  1. Allow yourself to feel it 
  2. Practice grateful
  3. Take care of yourself first
  4. Lean on routine
  5. Make time for outdoors

 

The content in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal, tax, investment, financial, medical or other advice.  Always seek the advice of a licensed professional regarding any questions you may have.  

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It’s Mind Over Matter

It’s Mind Over Matter

Angela is a medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Angela Ho is a medical student and doesn’t give up. She’s all about spreading love and light into the universe View profile

Life is always trying to teach you something. Any situation, problem or person that is bringing you discomfort is meant to challenge you. Growing is uncomfortable. Learning can be uncomfortable, but it’s all about your mindset and how you decide to look at these situations.

Anything that annoys you is teaching you patience. Anything you can’t control is teaching you how to let go. Anything that has power over you is teaching you how to take your power back.

Anyone who abandons you is teaching you how to stand on your own two feet. Anything that upsets you is teaching you forgiveness and compassion.

Every time we encounter some kind of obstacle, whether it’s someone saying something mean or challenging your capabilities, life is trying to teach us something. The way we decide to perceive these challenges is up to us. You can blame the world for your problems or you can look at it from a gratuitous perspective.

It’s all about your mindset.

Do you accept the situation at face value? Or do you do something about it? 

It’s mind over matter. Always. 

Here are a few life lessons that I’ve learned along the way. Each situation poses different challenges; however, as many say, it’s not about what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. 

 

Love and accept yourself. Your body is your sanctuary. 

People can say whatever they want to say. Their opinions are none of your business. 

Growing up in Vietnamese culture, the ideal way a woman should look: light-skin, big eyes, small nose, and petite. The women in my immediate family do not look like that. We are more “voluptuous” than your typical Asian female physique. My mother has big hips and like mom, all her daughters have wide-set hips as well. 

One day, I was going into a Vietnamese store to pick up wedding invitations. The saleswoman said “you’re so pretty, but you would be so much prettier if you were skinnier.” A complete stranger told me this. Did it bother me? Absolutely. Did it affect the way I thought of myself? No. Why? As a woman in society and growing up Vietnamese, we are told that we are not enough much too often – not pretty enough, not smart enough, not thin enough…the list goes on and on. 

Self-love. Self-respect. Self-care. There’s a reason why these all start with “self.” You can’t find them anywhere else, but within you.

Self-love is something that cannot be taught, which makes it all the more difficult to learn. We all struggle with self-esteem and it’s often easier to notice the things we hate about ourselves instead of the things we love. Embrace yourself. Your body, your curves, your tummy, your love handles… and most importantly your intellect. 

Be confident. Your unique characteristics are what make you beautiful – what makes you different; what makes you UNIQUE. OWN IT. You are beautiful just the way you are! 

You are worthy of everything you’ve ever dreamed of and MORE. 

Never let anyone hinder you from pursuing your dreams. All dreams can come true, if you have the courage to pursue them! 

My parents have always told me that I could be anything, do anything my heart desired and they would support it. Now, I’m not sure if that’s 100% true as most Asian parents hope their children will become doctors, lawyers, or dentists. And I just happen to be studying medicine; but nonetheless, this is my dream and I am working to make it come true. 

I have been told that I shouldn’t be a doctor. That I’m only nice to patients because I get paid. That I am not worthy of the jobs that I have been given. That I will never make it into medical school. That I could never graduate early. That I am too strong. That I am too confident. That I am too ambitious. Sure, there is always room for improvement. However, if I believed any of these statements, I would have succumbed to the limitations set by others and never gotten to where I am today. 

Don’t ever let anyone discourage you. You are absolutely worthy and deserving of everything you’ve ever wished for. Just keep doing you and work hard to reach your goals. People will hate and that’s okay. Smile and move on. 

The road may not be easy, but anything that’s worth anything never is. Dream big, work hard and make your dreams come to fruition. You will make it through! 

There are no limitations to what we can do. The limitations are set in our minds. 

My parents escaped Vietnam after the Vietnam War, often referred to as ’the boat people’ because they escaped on a boat in the middle of the night to avoid being caught by the Communist government. Each escaped separately from different parts of Central Vietnam and both ended up in the same refugee camp in Hong Kong.

My dad saw mom from across the camp, too shy to say hello, but admired her from a distance. I guess you can call it fate. Both were transferred to a refugee camp in the Philippines and eventually sponsored to America. My dad was sponsored to Minnesota and Mom was sponsored to California. My dad worked and spent his savings to fly to California and be with my mom.

Together, they built a business, raised four daughters, put them all through college, allowing us to pursue our dreams. If that isn’t the American dream, then I don’t know what is. Because of my parents, I’ve had the privilege to graduate from my dream school and now pursuing a career in medicine. 

Hundreds of thousands of people died attempting to escape Vietnam during that time. Many didn’t make it to land and most died in the ocean en route to a country that would accept Vietnamese refugees. Family members were tortured and killed by the Vietnamese government if they knew of someone escaping and didn’t report them. 

The risk my parents took to flee a country in pursuit of a better life displays not just their bravery, but courage, tenacity and grit. No one paved the way for either of them. But together, they paved their own path and have laid the foundation for many generations to come. 

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. If there is a will, there is a way. 

Our mindsets affect our actions, our perspectives and our experiences. We are only human. There will always be challenges to overcome. If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. We are forever evolving into hopefully, better versions of ourselves everyday. My dad always says that life is a battlefield. And it is, but we must learn to hold and use our own swords. We are strong enough to face it all, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now. 

Tell yourself: I know you’re doing the best you can. I believe in you. Keep going. 

Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think.   

growth versus fixed mindset

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  • Every time we encounter some kind of obstacle, whether it’s someone saying something mean or challenging your capabilities, life is trying to teach us something.
  • It’s mind over matter. Always. 
  • Love yourself and accept yourself. Your body is your sanctuary. 
  • You are worthy of everything you’ve ever dreamed of and more. 
  • There are no limitations to what we can do. The limitations are set in our minds. 

The content in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal, tax, investment, financial, medical or other advice.  Always seek the advice of a licensed professional regarding any questions you may have.  

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5 Tips for Being a Successful Mompreneur

5 Tips for Being a Successful Mompreneur

Olivia is a business and marketing coach

Olivia Radcliffe is a business and marketing coach. She is the Founder & CEO of The Bluebell Group.  View profile

On February 29th, 2020, I welcomed my son into the world. It was by far the single most amazing moment in my life, bar none. 

Approximately two weeks later, we went on lockdown due to the pandemic. Over the next few months, I found myself trying to balance learning how to be a good mom, keeping my household running, the dog walked, the cats fed, working a full-time job from home, and running a growing full-time business. Without childcare.

My new title: Single Working Stay-At-Home Mompreneur.

What is a Mompreneur?

Wikipedia defines a Mompreneur as: a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur. 

I have my own definition: a superhero (of any gender) who is raising the next generation while serving others through their business.

For each superhero that tackles this feat, though, there’s a lot at stake. Focus too much on your business, and you feel like you’re dropping the ball as a mom. Don’t focus enough on your business, and you feel like you’re going to fail and not be able to provide financially for your family. 

Tips for being a successful Mompreneur

Women don’t just have two choices anymore after becoming moms: go back to work or be a stay-at-home mom. 

With the technological revolution of the digital era and the rise of easily accessible online business tools, it’s possible to have a thriving business AND a happy family. Here are 5 tips for being a successful Mompreneur. 

1. Plan ahead

This one can sound like a bad joke to most moms who know that when you have kids, all plans go out the window. 

That being said, it’s worth taking the time to plan out your week. Take note of important calls and meetings you’ll need quiet for and schedule them for nap time, when possible.

Writing out the big events of the week can help you make sure you’re not accidentally rushing to a routine pediatrician appointment 30 minutes before a meeting with a client (been there, done that). 

Meanwhile, planning the little things, like knowing what you’re going to serve for meals (and meal-prepping when possible!), can help juggling those big things go a bit smoother. 

2. Create a routine

For me and my son, our routine is essential. Of course it changes as his needs do, but having clear morning, mealtime, and bedtime steps helps him to know what to expect – and makes my job a bit easier. 

Routines help provide a sense of safety and security for children. Knowing what will happen next can give babies and toddlers a sense of comfort, freeing their minds to do their “work” – playing, exploring, and learning.

Having a routine with self-care steps built in will also help you develop and stick with good habits. 

3. Get your kids to help

If you have school-age children or older, why not get them to help? You can get some work done while teaching them valuable life lessons. 

For the school-age children, have them do small tasks that can keep them busy and give you some time to focus. 

For older kids/teens, are there any tasks related to your business they can help with directly? 

One of my clients was struggling to keep up with her social media posts, so she asked her teenage daughter to help. It was a win/win/win for her, her daughter, and her business. Her daughter enjoyed the chance to demonstrate her Insta-post crafting skills, made a little bit of money on the side, and learned about running a business. Meanwhile, my client had her business profit from the routine social exposure and her time was freed up, allowing her to focus on other tasks.

4. Know when to multitask…

I don’t think there’s anyone better at multitasking than a mom……except maybe a Mompreneur.

Both raising kids and running a business require you to have a lot up in the air at once. Multitasking is essential to keeping up with all of your daily to-dos. 

If you don’t already, try listening to trainings or podcasts while you’re in the car, cleaning up around the house, or getting ready for your day or for bed. (Seriously, if you have to stand there for two minutes brushing your teeth anyways, you might as well be learning something. For an added boost, do squats while you’re at it! Just kidding. Kinda…)

5. …And know when to be present

But for as much multitasking as you need to do during your day, there are times when you need to be fully and completely present with what you’re doing. 

When you’re spending time interacting with your kids, be present with them. Don’t answer emails or check your Facebook notifications. Children can feel when you’re not present with them, and can respond by acting out to try to get your full attention. 

The same also goes for your business. As much as possible, try not to have disruptions during your client calls or when interacting with business partners or vendors. Show them that you respect their time and business by being completely present for them. This can be a bit harder if you have a baby or younger child, and I will always tell you to put your child’s safety and wellbeing before your business.

When all is said and done, the most important thing to remember is this:

You can’t do it all. 

Don’t get me wrong! I fully believe you can do anything if you put your mind and heart to it. But you can’t do everything all at once. 

Sit down and prioritize your goals. See what feels right to you, and then write them out. And let the rest go (for now). When you accomplish a goal or your goals shift, move on to the next.

Running a successful, profitable business and raising happy, healthy kids at the same time is possible. It will take some planning, hard work, and a ton of support. Keep your community around you including our Womanly Inspiration FB Group, so we can lift you up as needed and celebrate your successes as they come!

 

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  • Wikipedia defines Mompreneur as: a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.
  • Plan out the big things in your week in advance.
  • Routines help provide a sense of safety and security in children, freeing them to do their “work” of learning and you to focus on your business.
  • Getting your older kids to help with some tasks can help you get some work done and teach them valuable life lessons.
  • You have to know when to multi-task and when to be present.
  • You can do anything, but not everything all at once. Prioritize your goals.

The content in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal, tax, investment, financial, medical or other advice.  Always seek the advice of a licensed professional regarding any questions you may have.  

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How to Choose the Right Probiotic Supplement

How to Choose the Right Probiotic Supplement

Geraldine Sexton is a an Irish Registered Dietitian

Geraldine Sexton BSc, RD, MINDI is a Consultant Dietitian & Clinical Nutritionist who specializes in women’s health and nutrition. View profile

Have you ever thought that the more you try to look after your health and wellbeing, the more confusing it gets? Are you fed up with the way the rules and guidelines keep changing like the wind?

Don’t worry; you are not alone. When I speak to prospective clients, they often cite this as a reason for their struggle in meeting their health goals. It becomes so difficult for them to navigate through all the conflicting information that they give up. One area that causes a lot of confusion is around gut health and whether or not we should be taking probiotic supplements to help restore balance within our gut. So, I wrote this short post to hopefully make things a little clearer.

PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENTS 101

WHAT ARE PROBIOTICS?

Probiotics are live bacteria that naturally reside in the gut. They are also found in many different foods such as yoghurt and kefir and also in a dietary supplement. When taken in adequate amounts, probiotics can potentially improve your health.

WHY SHOULD I TAKE A PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENT?

You don’t necessarily need to take a probiotic supplement. In fact, for general health reasons, there is no evidence to support their use. The best way to optimize your gut health, and therefore your overall health is to eat a balanced diet rich in a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. It is also vital that you exercise regularly, manage your stress, and get adequate, good quality sleep.

There is some evidence that certain strains of bacteria can help certain conditions, primarily within digestive health.  However, it is important to remember that we are all different, just like the community of microorganisms that live in our gut. So, a probiotic supplement that helps one person might not help someone else. That is why the evidence around this topic can be confusing.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS TO TAKING A PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENT

For the most part probiotics are safe however, if you have a chronic disease, are being treated for cancer, are immune compromised or pregnant you should not take a probiotic without speaking to your Physician, Registered Dietitian or Pharmacist first.

WHAT SHOULD WE LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENT?

When choosing a probiotic supplement, you should follow these steps:

1. Match the probiotic strain to your symptoms or whatever it is that you want help with.

Your Physician, Registered Dietitian, or Pharmacist should be able to help you with this.

2. Check if there is scientific evidence to support its health claims. 

Look for a brand that is supported by scientific research. Finding this information may require some digging on their website.  

3. Look to see if it provides an effective dose.

CFU stands for Colony-Forming Units, and this tells you the number of living microorganisms in a dose. The number of CFU you need depends on your health and intended use of the probiotic. If you are using them for a specific health purpose, look for a probiotic with around 15-50 billion CFU’s.

4. Make sure that it is safe for you to take. 

Probiotics are safe for most people but talk to your doctor or pharmacist first if you have any underlying illness; you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or are buying them for a child. 

5. See if it is appropriately labelled? 

Make sure the label gives you: 

  • Clear direction on how and when to take them. 
  • Details on where and how they should be stored.
  • Information on how long the bacteria should survive -The expiration date is just as crucial as the CFU. Only buy a product with an expiration date that reads “viable through end of shelf life” or even “live cultures guaranteed.”

 

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  • The potential health benefits from consuming probiotics as a food or supplement is an exciting and rapidly growing area in nutrition.
  • Probiotics are not necessarily suitable for everyone so speak to your Physician, Registered Dietitian or Pharmacist before taking them.
  • For general health reasons taking a probiotic is probably unnecessary. It is more beneficial to focus on your overall diet and lifestyle as a whole.
  • There is good evidence to support their use in a variety of conditions, primarily within digestive health.
  • To get results you must take the correct strains appropriate for addressing your specific health concerns and at the right dose.

The information in this article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider regarding any questions you may have about any medical condition.  

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Quitting Drinking – An Empowering Lifestyle Choice For Women

Quitting Drinking – An Empowering Lifestyle Choice For Women

Isabelle Griffith

Gayle Macdonald is a teacher, sobriety coach, addiction therapist and founder and owner of Sober BlissView profile

I quit drinking in March 2018, after many years of being stuck in an endless cycle of guilt, shame and regret. That wonderful day when I finally said goodbye to alcohol was the best decision I have ever made and I have since helped many other women break free from the hold that alcohol had over their lives. Choosing to live alcohol free truly is a transformational and empowering experience, I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Alcohol is really bad for us

You don’t need to read the report co-written by professor David Nutt that was published in the Lancet, to know that alcohol is bad for us. The article states that there is no safe level of alcohol which makes sense. Alcohol is a poison and if you have ever suffered the effects of a hangover, drunken behavior, heart wrenching shame, guilt and anxiety because of your drinking, then it stands to reason that when you no longer imbibe this toxic substance, you begin to feel better as the benefits of alcohol free living begin to emerge. 

The benefits of quitting drinking

 Some of the most talked about benefits of quitting drinking are:

  • Better sleep
  • Clearer skin
  • More energy
  • Weight loss
  • More focus and concentration
  • More time
  • More money
  • Improved relationships

However it is the emotional benefits which are the most transformational and empowering:

  • A feeling that you can do anything
  • Decrease in anxiety
  • Freedom from thinking about drinking
  • A return to self
  • Increased self confidence
  • A feeling of freedom and liberation
  • Gratitude
  • A lightness in spirit and mind

How to quit drinking

Become aware of your current situation

Mindfulness and awareness are the first steps in removing alcohol from your life. In order to make changes in our life we need to be clear about where we are first. Be super curious and honest here.

How is your drinking affecting you?

How much money are you spending on alcohol?

How does alcohol make you feel, before, during and after drinking?

Why are you drinking?

How is alcohol serving you?

What do you want to achieve by drinking?

It is also important not to feel bad about your answers, yes of course there will be feelings and emotions that are triggered by your findings, but do not beat yourself up. Use what you discover to motivate you to take the steps towards change. Your drinking behavior  is not who you are.

Get clear on your why

Having a strong, deep and meaningful reason to change your relationship with alcohol will help you to get started and stay on your path.

Why do you want to do this?

What do want to achieve?

How do you want to feel?

What do you want to do?

Really listening to your body, mind and spirit will help you to connect with your true self and make the reason for quitting drinking deep and true. Once you know deep down why you are taking this step, and I mean really feel it, then there will be no need for struggle and willpower.

Create a vision for your alcohol free life

Once you have a reason for quitting drinking, think about how your life will be when you are finally living alcohol free. What will your life look, taste, smell, sound and feel like? Really connect to these emotions, especially when you find the going tricky. When you connect to yourself and your deeper why, you find the strength and courage to keep going.

Go a step further and visualize your future self living your alcohol free dream life or create a vision board full of positive quotes and images that represent your alcohol free life in all its glory! Come back to this vision often and connect to the emotions that the vision evokes. As, the saying goes, if you can dream it (and feel it) you can live it.

Make a commitment to yourself

Every day commit to this new way of living. You know alcohol does not serve you. Say a prayer, repeat positive affirmations, connect to your dreams and the emotions that come with living free, clean and healthy.

Focus on what you are gaining, always.

Focus on what you are gaining instead of what you think you are missing out on. If you find yourself romanticizing that glass of wine, play the movie forward, focus on what you will gain by not giving in to your craving. No hangovers, better sleep, a feeling of achievement and complete freedom, are just some of the benefits we mentioned above.

Love and honor yourself physically and emotionally

Make your self-care a priority. Walk in nature, meditate, do yoga, pause and breathe deeply, eat well, sleep lots, do things that light you up and fill you with joy, journal, exercise, cry, connect. These activities and strategies will form part of your sober tool kit and will help you through difficult situations or when you find yourself suffering cravings.

Listen to your body and your spirit and do the right thing, the things that nourish your body and soul. Every. Single. Day.

Ask for help when you need it

If you find yourself struggling, or if you feel alone, reach out. Phone a trusted friend, connect to other sober folk in your area, or join a support group. There will always be someone there to listen or to offer words of comfort and encouragement. Don’t wait until things get too much. The moment you feel you need help, that is when you should ask for it.

Alcohol is a poison that seeps into every level of our being. If you have been drinking for a long time, it can be hard to imagine a life without it. But, it is possible to break free from the hold that alcohol has over your life. Not only is it possible, it is the most profound act of self-care and self-love. When you find freedom from drinking, your whole world will open up.  It is as if you are seeing things for the first time. It is truly a powerful transformational experience and will empower you to finally live your life how you have always dreamed.

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  • Alcohol affects every part of our life and the lives of our loved ones.
  • There is no safe level of alcohol.
  • Understand your current situation. If alcohol is making you unhappy, or getting in the way of you living the life you want, then now is the time to let go.
  • Dig deep, understand why you want to have a break from alcohol and connect to this reason often.
  • Create a vision for your alcohol free life and really connect to what it means to you. How do you want to feel?
  • Be kind to yourself and show yourself love and kindness every day.
  • Start to build a sober toolbox full of techniques, activities and strategies that can help you overcome cravings and stay on your path.
  • Ask for help if you are struggling or need some extra support.

Quitting drinking can be difficult, but with the right tools and support, breaking free from alcohol is the most liberating and empowering choice you will ever make.

If you are physically dependent on alcohol, then stopping abruptly can be very dangerous. Please consult your doctor before going alcohol free if you are concerned or worried.

The information in this article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider regarding any questions you may have about any medical condition. 

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