4 Signs You Should Cut Back On Drinking Alcohol

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Alcohol is something that’s accepted as an integral part of many social situations. From going to dinner parties with friends to attending weddings to watching a sports game, alcohol plays a huge role.

Since it is such a regular part of many situations, it’s often hard to tell when you’re going over the limits. Some people aren’t sure if they’re over-doing it until it’s too late. Try to make an honest assessment of your relationship with alcohol before you let things get to this point. Here are some of the biggest telltale signs that it may be time to cut back or even quit drinking altogether.

Trouble With The Law

If you’ve found yourself in trouble with the law as a result of drinking, then this is a big wake up call. If you’re getting drunk enough to the point of it affect the safety of you and others, then you should start considering that you may have a problem.

If you find yourself facing criminal charges and there was alcohol involved, you should seriously consider whether this was a factor, and get help to quit drinking immediately.

Strained Relationships

Alcohol can make people feel lighthearted and free, and often forget all their worries. In addition to these feelings of euphoria, however, can also come being oversensitive and even a distorted reality.

People who often argue with others when they’re drunk or find themselves feeling like they’re under attack may want to consider cutting back. If you look back on all the times you’ve gotten in arguments with your friends and family, and there was alcohol involved, then try cutting it out for a while. You may be surprised to find that you don’t have arguments anymore.

Lack of Motivation at Work

Having to get up to go to work the next morning after a heavy night of drinking is a difficult task. It can happen to the best of us now and then if we were out celebrating a special occasion, however, when it becomes a regular occurrence, it’s time to make some changes.

When your alcohol consumption begins to affect your productivity and motivation negatively, then you’ve got to ask yourself whether it’s worth it.

Your Balance Statement Is All Bars

Looking at your banking history will give you an honest perspective on how much you’re drinking in reality. If you were in denial before, there’s no denying the truth when your transactions are all from bars.

Imagine how much money you could be saving if you put this money aside rather than dwindling it away on alcohol? You could have that house you always wanted, or travel the world!

Taking a look at all of these factors will help you come to the right decision of whats best for you.

Anna Johansson is a freelance writer, researcher, and business consultant from Olympia, WA. A columnist for Entrepreneur.com, iMediaConnection.com and more. Anna specializes in entrepreneurship, technology, and social media trends. You can follow her through the buttons below.