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Habits, and why breaking them can be good for you and your nursing practice

New perspectives can be just the prompt you need to question engrained behaviour
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New perspectives can be just the prompt you need to question engrained behaviour

Last month some of my friends and I took part in the Go Sober for October campaign, a fund-raising initiative from charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

Determined to feel good before Christmas, this ‘detox’ from alcohol seemed the perfect way to start. So instead of meeting at our local on Friday nights, we gathered at each other’s houses and took turns to cook healthy(ish) meals.

Breaking the habit

The lack of alcohol was a large focus of our conversations to begin with, but as the weeks went by we found ourselves hardly noticing it. As well as the relaxing element of our weekly tipple, we all agreed that drinking a few glasses of red wine on a Friday night had become a habit.

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