Short answer. Yes.
It has crept up gradually. A few drinks on a Friday night and weekend.
Then it moved to “school nights”. Just a glass while cooking dinner. Or just a glass before dinner. Or just a couple with Mr S on the back verandah.
Before I knew it, every night was a glass or two or three.
And alcohol and cooking dinner went together like a cuppa and a bikkie. I’ve broken the tea and something sweet nexus, have to break the habit of pouring a glass when cooking. Wednesday night I really noticed that habitual feeling. I was cooking and didn’t feel like a drink at all. But I felt that twinge. You know the one you get when you haven’t done something that is a habitual part of your routine, like leaving the house in the morning when you haven’t brushed your teeth? Or driving off and feeling something is wrong and realise you haven’t buckled up your seat belt? Or the twinge you get when you are not giving into some bad habit, like biting fingernails?
It is not a yearning or desire for alcohol. It is a habit that wants attending.
Just thought of a novel solution! If my family took over cooking, I wouldn’t have that connection. Yeah, not going to happen!
So as part of my continually evolving journey to gorgeousness and healthy living I am cutting alcohol Monday to Thursday unless it is a special occasion or holidays.
Success so far? Last week. Tick. And that included a dinner out. And this week. Tick.
What about you? Drink too much? Developed other unhealthy eating habits that stem from habit rather than conscience thought and decision?