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12/3/19 6:34 P

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I agree. Pretty easy for me to lose any motivation after a glass of wine!! You're not alone!



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11/30/19 10:30 A

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My husband and I got in the habit for years of finishing up all of the projects and work for the day and then sitting down to enjoy a final cocktail together (beer or scotch for him; tequila for me). Having a drink became associated in our minds with "all is done - relax and get ready for sleep".

I quit drinking due to health issues for a while, and we got out of the habit - but our subconscious still remembers! Now, years later, if either of us chooses to enjoy a drink, our bodies don't seem to pay attention to the actual circumstances (could be out for dinner, or relaxing part way through a big shared chore like chopping wood) but automatically go in to "relax and sleep" mode.

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11/30/19 7:46 A

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I don't drink that often. If I do choose to have a beer or glass of wine or a shot of vodka mixed into sparkling water, it doesn't derail me at all. One drink doesn't cause me to be drunk; I am still in control.

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11/29/19 6:29 A

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In general I would disagree, though I will say that if I am already pretty tired I can be done after. Often I think of it as a beer while I garden/put away clothes/mop/random other mundane household chore and I relax as I start to wind down. I do try and get the tasks that require a car or power tools out of the way beforehand, I don't try it with tasks I'd rather avoid and I don't start if I am already halfway thinking about bed.

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11/29/19 3:22 A



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Does that one beer lead to more beers after?

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11/28/19 2:59 P

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I never drink beer. Just didn’t develop a taste for it.



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11/28/19 2:37 P

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Having just 1 beer derails any productive plans I have for that day.

So, I know if I have something to work on at home, I MUST do that before grabbing a beer (or glass of wine)

I can't be the only one who's affected this way, can I?

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