EP 260: Reader Question – Why does change feel impossible

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On today’s episode, a reader says, “I can’t even imagine changing. It seems impossible. I’ve been drinking for decades.” When we think about life without something, like alcohol, we’re actually telling our brain it’s even more important than we already think it is. But, what is it that really makes change feel so out of reach? Do we need to believe it’s possible before we even try? And, when does change start to feel possible? Annie Grace explores.

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Change feels impossible

First off, let me say – you are not alone in this. Every single person who has changed their drinking through The Alcohol Experiment, which is always free at https://www.alcoholexperiment.com, felt like it was impossible. There’s so many things that you feel are totally impossible until they happen.

Why does change feel impossible?

Change feels impossible because trying to imagine change before it’s happened is impossible. You can’t do it and that’s because we’re using a framework of I should be able to envision how this feels. When you undergo such a radical shift and I believe that changing how you feel about drinking is a really radical shift it feels impossible because we haven’t shifted our thinking about it yet. You can’t change your beliefs until you change your experiences and that is why The Alcohol Experiment is so great – it works on both levels.

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