Know Your Alcohol Metrics
Jot down the amount of drinks you will consume on a daily and weekly basis. Then proceed to keep this note on your phone on in your pocket at all times. Keeping a record of how much you are drinking will help you not go over your daily or weekly limit. It can also help to slow your drinking down if you know you are coming close to your daily or weekly allocated limit.
Also make sure that you measure out your liquor so you are aware of the volume of one drink.
Slow and Steady Wins the Race
Some people that have successfully limited their alcohol consumption have found benefit in slowing down the pace at which they drink. Drinking slower can lead to a better moderation with alcohol consumption. Try taking smaller sips or limiting yourself to only one drink per hour.
Alternate Your Drinks
Another great way to limit your consumption of alcohol can be achieved by alternating between alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. For every alcholic drink you have, follow that up with a non alcoholic beverage such as water or juice. Eventually try and have 2 non alcholoic beverages for every alcoholic drink you have.
Get a Healthy Diet
Some have found they drink less after eating while some have not. Either way incorporating a healthy diet into your lifestyle is always a positive thing. Apart from your overall health you may start feeling both physically and mentally better and this may opt you to try more things.
Avoid Drinking Situations
Try and limit or avoid situation where you feel the need to drink. Sight, people, places, objects or emotions can all trigger you to drink. Find out what yours are and try to avoid them from entering your reality.
Try a Hobby
If alcohol has become a major factor in your world try to find a new one or at least something that can make a dent in it. Finding a new, healthy addiction, a hobby, a project, friends or family can be a great distraction from your typical drinking protocol. Typicall the best idea is to find something you really enjoy doing and let it occupy your brain so that you are simply distracted from the idea of alcohol.
Get in Better Shape
Try going to a gym or joining a health program of sorts. Working out can be a great way to keep your mind and body busy from the sensations and thoughts of drinking. Getting some positive body and mental feedbacks from working out may actually cause you to want to drink less so that you can perform better during those activities.