Do you know of Gabby Bernstein?
If you're not familiar, she is sophisticated, beautiful, well-spoken and oh, a New York Times best-selling author. (keep this in mind, because we'll get back to Gabby shortly!)
Someone mentioned to me recently that - while they feel less anxiety, reduced depression and 100% proud of themselves when they don't drink, they sometimes fall back to bad habits because of wanting "to avoid people's questions around why they aren't drinking."
First things first: I think we need to do a better job of supporting women who take the steps to make decisions that lead to them living healthier lifestyles.
If the only thing that is holding us back when it comes to not drinking is someone else's opinion, then I think it's important to remember that we cannot put other people's comfort or happiness above our own.
Because there is a cost associated with doing that. The cost of our internal peace and the cost of our happiness.
So back to Gabby. When I'm in a situation where I think "oh I'm the odd man out" or "there's a new girl here who must think I'm so boring because I'm not drinking" - I literally channel Gabby and ask myself: What would Gabby do?
"Gabby would be here looking fabulous and owning the fact that she is drinking water at a party! She is glamorous, sophisticated and doesn't need to drink!"
So my question for you is: Is there someone you admire and respect who doesn't drink alcohol that you could look up to when you aren't feeling so confident in your decision not to drink?
Click this link to head over to my private Facebook group and join the conversation. I'd love to know what you think! Hope you have a great day, Kim
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