How Much is Too Much?
Take the Quiz – it’s for your eyes only
I loved drinking… and therefore I did think about it a lot. I never wanted to contemplate stopping it though, why would I have wanted to do that?
Every time I had “overdone it again” I was left wondering “am I drinking too much?”
Alcohol is so normalized around us and even the Government set safe limits! It is subliminally taught to us from a young age that drinking is good and a grown-up thing to do. That milestone of reaching 18 when it’s legal to drink and then stride into a bar because you can… oooh so liberating! These all serve to compound that drinking is all part of coming of age, growing up and being a respectable & responsible adult.
When I started to feel uncomfortable about my own regularity of drinking I searched my brain (and Google) over & over for the perfect answer to “Am I drinking too much?” Each time I was left feeling even more confused. Of course, I always wanted it to say “No, I’m not!” so I read selectively.
There are articles that tell you drinking is good for your heart, that drinking is good for you if you set safe limits, and that it’s ok to just cut down… I was left thinking each time “well I’m not that bad” ….. so, I then carried on drinking.
I should have known that by merely asking myself this question, the answer might be a YES! ……what about you?
It’s crazy when you think about it, … “safe limits” & “cut down” …. it doesn’t help! Alcohol is a brain-bending mind & body adjusting substance. Imagine if there were safe limits set for illegal drugs or cigarettes!
Ask the right questions and you get the right answer. I wish back then someone would have asked me the “right” questions to get the right answer, …. the answers mostly YES could have put me out of my misery and told me straight, “Joanne… you really should do something about your drinking!”
So here we have it, a questionnaire to get you thinking, …getting you to see alcohol and where it sits in your life, from a new perspective.
Before you begin, here are a few wise words.
No-one is looking at these answers other than YOU so be 100% HONEST to yourself. Whatever the result is at the end, this task is designed to get YOU thinking. It is NOT a diagnosis, label or a category for your drinking nor is it a judgement. It’s my way of empowering you to look at your relationship with alcohol from another perspective.
The answer you give is a simple YES or NO. Try not to debate the answer or think of 5 different scenarios to get different answers. Go with your first gut answer.
Be assured that you are in the right place, just by the fact you are reading this, something is likely to be niggling you about your drinking. Your drinking isn’t going to have changed in the 2 minutes it will take you to complete this questionnaire, but your thoughts about it may do so. ♥ We are not able to re-write the past, but we CAN re-write the future ♥
Take the quiz here
….. & I will send your results directly to your inbox!