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Take a Break from Drinking is a go-to resource on why people drink and how to take a breather without missing out on life. You’ll hear from certified life coach Rachel Hart about why changing habits can be tricky, how to decrease your desire, and why there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. If you’re tired of hangovers and regrets and not into labels or powerlessness, this podcast is for you. Listeners will learn how to use the tools outlined in her book, Why Can’t I Drink Like Everyone Else?, to feel healthier and happier right away.

Take a Break from Drinking is a go-to resource on why people drink and how to take a breather without missing out on life. You’ll hear from certified life coach Rachel Hart about why changing habits can be tricky, how to decrease your desire, and why there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. If you’re tired of hangovers and regrets and not into labels or powerlessness, this podcast is for you. Listeners will learn how to use the tools outlined in her book, Why Can’t I Drink Like Everyone Else?, to feel healthier and happier right away.
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Take a Break from Drinking is a go-to resource on why people drink and how to take a breather without missing out on life. You’ll hear from certified life coach Rachel Hart about why changing habits can be tricky, how to decrease your desire, and why there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. If you’re tired of hangovers and regrets and not into labels or powerlessness, this podcast is for you. Listeners will learn how to use the tools outlined in her book, Why Can’t I Drink Like Everyone Else?, to feel healthier and happier right away.

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Episodes

Ep #139: Goal Drama

9/17/2019
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In this episode, I'm breaking down goal drama and giving you tools to catch your brain in the act. We'll talk about why our brains create drama, why it can be so exhausting, and how to reframe the "problem" of taking a break as a "project" instead. Remember: now is the perfect time to begin taking a break - it's an ongoing project to work on, rather than a big scary problem you have to solve. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/139

Duration:00:20:25

Ep #138: Obstacle Mirages

9/10/2019
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What an obstacle mirage is and how to identify them in your own thinking. We'll talk about why our brains make them, why it's your responsibility to debunk them, and why this is all great news for your own power and autonomy. I'll also tell you about common obstacle mirages and how to handle them, and you'll learn why supporting yourself is one of the most critical ingredients of this process. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/138

Duration:00:30:02

Ep #137: The Worst Advice I Ever Got About Drinking

9/3/2019
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In this episode, I want to emphasize that your drinking doesn't mean anything about who you are as a person, your character, or whether or not you're valuable. I'll share the piece of advice this friend gave me and talk about why it was so unhelpful in the moment, but how I now realize that it mirrors our society's beliefs about drinking and individual control. And I'll tell you all about what it takes to change your habits and transform your relationship with alcohol and with yourself. Get...

Duration:00:29:26

Go Back to School with Take a Break

8/30/2019
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Make this September one to remember! Join Rachel for a 30-day break from drinking that will change your life forever. Give your mind and body a break so that you can uncover what’s really behind the habit and how to sustainably change it. Learn how to change your desire, feel peaceful with your urges, and let go of deprivation. Sign up for the Take a Break program at rachelhart.com/earlybird and get started on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Duration:00:06:46

Ep #136: Setting Foolproof Resolutions

8/27/2019
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Why panic, fear, and shame are such poor motivators, why you have to understand the "why" behind your current habits, and why you should have a plan for failing. Keeping your resolutions can't just be an exercise in willpower - because that will end in frustration and shame. Give yourself everything you need to change your habit for good! Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/136

Duration:00:30:00

Ep #135: Why You’re Not Having Fun When You’re Not Drinking

8/20/2019
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Why we shouldn't set up a false choice between drinking and having fun versus not drinking and having less fun. I'll tell you about why socializing without alcohol is a common obstacle for people taking a break and how to be onto your thoughts when they say you have to drink to have fun. And I'll dive into the thoughts behind the habit of consuming to enjoy events, how you were actually born to have fun, and how can tap into that instinct again with practice and time. Get full show notes...

Duration:00:30:27

Ep #134: I Don’t Want to Stop Drinking

8/13/2019
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In this episode we're talking about the thought "I don't want to stop drinking" and how to approach it. We'll talk about why even a temporary break can be such a powerful tool for understanding the thoughts and feelings that are underpinning your desire to drink. And we'll also break down why you can't just look at drinking vs. not drinking as good vs. bad behavior and why shaming yourself won't get you the results you want. Get full show notes and more information here:...

Duration:00:27:27

Ep #133: Redefining Failures

8/6/2019
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In this episode I redefine failure and talk about why it isn't a bad thing. I talk about why our thoughts are what makes failure seem like a negative, painful experience, and why we need to stop making failure mean something bad about ourselves. And I share the many teaching opportunities failure gives us if we're willing to slow down and get curious about our thoughts, feelings, and actions surrounding failure. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/133

Duration:00:31:34

Ep #132: Showing Up for Yourself

7/30/2019
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From the time we're children we're taught how to show up for other people: parents, friends, teachers, and eventually bosses. We're taught to seek other people's approval rather than prioritizing our approval of ourselves. In this episode, I dive into all of this in-depth and explain how you can get better at showing up for yourself. I talk about why it can often feel like there are two versions of ourselves - one who wants to keep promises and one who just wants to break them - and how the...

Duration:00:29:42

Recommended Reading from the Take a Break Podcast

7/24/2019
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The right book at the right moment can change everything. I’ve put together a list of my favorite books for all my podcast listeners. They cover everything from addiction, habit change, food, sex, love, money, creativity, productivity and more. Text your email address in all lowercase letters to 415-275-6589 and reply BOOKS if you want to grab a copy.

Duration:00:01:02

Ep #131: Are You Willing to Be Wrong about Drinking?

7/23/2019
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In today's episode, we're talking all about being wrong, why we cling so hard to being right, and how to build up your capacity for being wrong about yourself. I'll share some of the reasons why your brain likes to be right and how this can get in the way of changing your drinking and other habits. And we'll look forward into the future at what lies on the other side of being willing to be wrong about yourself. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/131

Duration:00:37:32

Ep #130: Listener Q&A: I Really Like to Drink

7/16/2019
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In this episode I dig into how we can create motivation to stop drinking, and why the idea that you have to hit rock bottom in order to create change can be so harmful. I talk about this thought "I just like to drink" and how I dealt with it when I realized my relationship with alcohol was having increasingly negative consequences. And I share what it's really like on the other side of drinking and why I find so much more joy in everyday life now that I've recalibrated my brain's response to...

Duration:00:38:58

Ep #129: How to Reduce Drama in Your Life

7/9/2019
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How to reduce drama, create more neutral thoughts, and slowly but surely create a less dramatic existence. I provide a lot of real-life examples in this episode that you can apply right away. They cover everything from drama about time, to drama about to do lists, to fears and anxieties about our appearance and relationships. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/129

Duration:00:29:52

Ep #128: Is Drama Behind Your Drinking?

7/2/2019
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In this episode, I focus on what drama is, why we create it, and how to tell if you're creating drama for yourself. I talk about how to slow down your brain's dramatic tendencies and retrain your brain to have more neutral thoughts. I'll tell you all about how drama connects to the habit of drinking, and next week we'll do a deep dive on a tool that will help you create less drama. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/128

Duration:00:33:46

Ep #127: Compare & Despair

6/25/2019
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How compare and despair may be keeping you from changing your habit of drinking. Compare and despair comes up in all areas of life, so it's important to understand how this thought pattern makes you feel isolated, worthless, and disempowered when you're actually the opposite. I share some examples of compare and despair, how to recognize when you're in this mindset, and how to get off this mental treadmill and start to make changes in your life. Get full show notes and more information...

Duration:00:29:47

Ep #126: The Rolodex of Excuses 2.0

6/18/2019
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Listen in as I review the Rolodex of Excuses and talk about the tenets of the work I do with clients. Then we'll dive into these next-level excuses, why your brain is so good at coming up with them and how to deal with these sneaky justifications. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/126

Duration:00:30:45

Ep #125: Listener Q&A: How to Handle Drinking & Insomnia

6/11/2019
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In this episode, I talk about how alcohol affects your sleep, two of the common instances where I see people drinking to fall asleep, and why it's actually totally normal to be unable to sleep sometimes. I also dive into the thoughts and emotions that often accompany insomnia and why your thoughts about sleep are probably compounding your physical tiredness. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/125

Duration:00:33:27

Ep #124: How to “Take It or Leave It” with Drinking

6/4/2019
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In today's episode, I'm breaking down the take-it-or-leave-it mindset so you can assess whether it's really something you want to work toward. I talk about creating an indifference to alcohol and what that will look and feel like, and how you can get there. And we'll talk about why it's so important to examine the thoughts and feelings underpinning your relationship to alcohol, rather than focusing just on the quantity of what you're drinking. Get full show notes and more information here:...

Duration:00:25:44

Ep #123: Why Things Get Worse Before They Get Better

5/28/2019
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This episode is about why things may seem to get worse when you take a break from drinking. Spoiler: things aren't actually getting worse - you're just finally seeing them for what they really are. Once you stop numbing your feelings with alcohol, you may realize that things aren't pretty. Tools like the think-feel-act cycle can not only help you move through this uncomfortable, difficult transition - they can help you realize on the other side of the struggle, a beautiful life is...

Duration:00:22:26

Ep #122: What to Do After Drinking Too Much

5/21/2019
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This episode walks you through the process of understanding why you overdrank the night before and how you can react differently the next time your urge to drink arises. We'll explore how the Think Feel Act cycle interacts with your desires and how to press pause on that urge to drink. And I'll give you a list of questions to ask yourself so you can better understand your actions and change them in the future. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/122

Duration:00:24:33