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Week 3: Breaking new territory

January 29, 2021

In 2019, we’re exploring energy. How it affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We’ve hooked up with a series of experts who will set an experiment every month to help us discover a new way of managing our energy.

In September we’re partnering with One Year No Beer (OYNB) to explore a life without alcohol and looking at how taking a break from the booze impacts our energy. They’re not only an awesome bunch of folk, but they really understand the psychology behind how to take a break from alcohol and make it stick.

Week 3 is all about breaking new territory

You’re over the hump of a normal detox after two weeks so it’s more important than ever to keep going now.

We’ll start to get more adventurous this week, moving back towards our normal social life - but, making sure we’re prepared to fend off the beer bandits. Those friends, clients and family who are not ready to accept the new improved us.

This week’s challenges are…

1) Over the Hump…

The first two weeks can be tricky to navigate, but now you should be feeling strong.

You will be comfortable not drinking, but there is still a long way to go. And a lot of social pressure to fend off but you’re firmly on the right track.

We need to be more adventurous this week bring elements of our normal social life back. BUT make sure you’re prepared to fend off the beer bandits, those friends, clients and family who are not ready to accept the new improved you.

2) Three good things….

It’s like being given a pill to swallow that will make us feel happier and more resilient to negative emotions.

This exercise is a knockout performer from the world of positive psychology and has been scientifically proven to create lasting positive change to your wellbeing. By performing this simple task once or twice a week, you’ll be happier and more resilient to negative emotions.

This evening take two minutes to consider 3 things that went well with your day

Here’s some top tips from OYNB co-founder Andy Ramage to help you…

As you bring these reasons to the forefront of your mind, you start to put a positive frame around your day. This will brighten your mood and sets you up for an even better day tomorrow. The more you perform this exercise, the more you will start to notice the little things that went well, instead of ruminating over your problems.

Once you have your three things - jot them down. This gives these techniques more power. It also allows you to look back åt these notes at any point, providing a well-being boost.