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Moderation How to sip less and enjoy more

Drinking in moderation: Sip less, enjoy more

Here at Club Soda, we support all drinking goals. Whether you want to wait, take a break, or find ways to enjoy drinking in moderation, we’re here to help. In this episode, Chase Lee, Caitlin Padgett, and Sam Thonis share their experiences of moderating.

Who are Chase, Caitlin, and Sam?

Chase Lee is the founder of podcast Stone Cold Moderation, which offers practical advice to help you foster a healthier relationship with alcohol. Caitlin Padgett is a transformational coach and the author of Drink Less Be More. And Sam Thonis is the founder of The Get Away Bar.

Our guests talking about how they found their feet with drinking in moderation. They share tips and ideas for finding your own framework. Of course, moderation isn’t for everyone, but it does work well for some. The main thing is to make sure that you create your own set of rules, and figure out what’s right for you.

Top tips for drinking in moderation

Caitlin suggests starting with a break, but going deeper and really considering your relationship with alcohol. This is something our courses can guide you through. When you put in the work to explore your behaviour, you can really get stuck in and create lasting change for yourself.

Chase sets himself a rule of three. If he is enjoying a drink at a social occasion, he sets a maximum of three drinks within that 24 hour window.

Sam likes to start the night with a non-alcoholic drink, which gives him chance to settle into the social situation. This gives him time to decide whether he actually wants to have an alcoholic drink, or whether he’s happy to continue with a delicious alcohol-free option.

And our very own Dru reminds us that change takes time. Learning to drink in moderation is a journey. You need to be prepared to explore and find the things that work for you. Sometimes things may not go to plan, so remember to be kind and patient with yourself.

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