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Ep 07: Toolkit '101': Taking Charge
Episode 729th February 2024 • The Big Drink Rethink • Anna Donaghey
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In today's episode, Anna is sharing tools to help you take charge and reassess your life's priorities. It's about shaking off the chains of perfectionism that too often hold us back. She reflects that it is the high expectations that we set for ourselves and others that can create undue stress in our lives, and why it's essential to get comfortable with the full spectrum of our emotions, not just the positive ones. 

To help you gauge and cultivate a more satisfying life, she introduces the "Wheel of Life" exercise, a tool for scoring your happiness across various life segments. She also looks at the role that alcohol plays in our lives and how cutting back can open new doors to achievement and fulfilment.

Here are the highlights:

  • 04:06 Various practices can reduce stress and improve well-being.
  • 09:29 Distinction between control and taking charge explained.
  • 10:17 Important self-reflection: expectations, failure, self-talk.
  • 15:42 Managing stress involves embracing negative emotions too.
  • 16:45 Social media portrays idealised lives and breeds insecurity.
  • 20:40 Striving for personal growth and fulfilment.
  • 25:28 Assess different dimensions of life and prioritise changes.
  • 27:11 Assessing life goals and alcohol's impact.

About the host Anna:

Anna is a certified Alcohol Mindset Coach, trained by Annie Grace of This Naked Mind. Drawing on her own journey out of alcohol addiction, she now helps others explore and control their drinking. With a career spanning 25 years as a Strategist in the Advertising industry, she combines her own lived experiences, with great insight into what makes us tick and what influences us to behave the way we do.

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