We’ve mentioned before that ‘the words we use drive our thoughts which drives our actions’.

You know – saying “I’m on a diet” will lead to different thoughts and, therefore, different actions, than “I eat heathly”.

Saying “I try to go for a workout” creates different thoughts and behaviours than “I workout regularly as it’s good for me”.

Another way this applies is in the way we describe social engagements.

“Going out for a drink” for example.

That’s not really the case.

We’re, surely, going to meet friends or family or colleagues.

We may drink when we’re there.

But we’re not really “going out for a drink”.

We don’t just go to a pub an get leathered by ourselves, do we?

Hopefully 😉

And if we are going out with the intention of getting smashed so the evening is enjoyable, then are they really the people we want to be spending time with? – surely we should be able to enjoy their company (relatively) sober.

We’re not saying ‘don’t drink’.

We enjoy a few ourselves.

Just try changing what you have planned from “going for a drink” to “meeting friends / family / colleagues for a catch up / chat”.

And see how that affects your consumption and, therefore, waistline and health.

Much love,

Jon ‘Going out bowling tomorrow. May have a drink or four while I’m there’ Hall and Matt ‘Me too. And 40 ninjas’ Nicholson

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.