Navigating the Grand Final weekend
For a lot of us, this Grand Final will be spent in lockdown, and while that may put paid to the BBQs and parties, that doesn’t mean that cravings and urges won’t rear their heads! So how do we get through this weekend unscathed?
- It’s always useful to think ahead and plan out your weekend. If you know others around you might be indulging this weekend, think about alternatives, like having soft drinks or other non-alcoholic
beverages in the house
- If you are able to attend a party be prepared for how you will say no. It can be difficult to tell people you don’t want to drink, but something as simple as “No thanks, I don’t feel up to it tonight” will suffice.
- Have techniques for managing cravings, we have a handy list of techniques to use if urges do
come up. Having them on hand can help during the weekend and beyond!
Plan your time!
- Organise some things to do around the Granny that will get you focusing on other things! Maybe you can plan a walk and coffee with a friend, get into the garden, or find a good book to focus on. Keeping
yourself busy makes it a lot easier to manage cravings as they arise, distraction is helpful in the short term. You can read more about ways to keep busy
This is a weekend of celebration and fun. Prepare yourself for how you can manage your own recovery while still having fun! You can check out some more here.
So, how will you guys be spending the weekend?
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