After entering your email, this page will reload, and you will have instant and unlimited access to the hundreds of dharma podcasts on this site. In this talk, Matthew Kozan Palevsky addresses the pervasiveness of addiction in our culture today and their relation to the second Noble Truth, that suffering arises through craving. Starting with the opioid epidemic and the feeling that the world is on fire, he broadens the perspective of addiction to include its subtler and more socially accepted manifestations such as addiction to social media, consumerism, workaholism, and others. Kozan points out that the 21st century attention economy intensifies our desires and addictions, making them more immediately accessible than ever through the Internet and mass media marketing.
Personal drinking habits are an unusual topic to kick around with colleagues. The magic little liquid holds a cherished position in corporate Australia — its ubiquity and impact on our work environment is rarely spoken of.
Despite this, I was challenged by a friend to tackle three months without alcohol and I finished this stint in May So, what can you expect if you join the experiment?
I am sure it will vary dramatically by person but I have described a few of my own surprises below. One month is a good start, but longer is better I had quit alcohol for a month once before but was persuaded to try a longer three-month stint this time around.
Instead, they help you learn something about yourself and your habits. For me the first month was largely occupied with self-congratulations and predictable outcomes.
I lost some weight and saved some money. Far more interesting things happened in months two and three. With time my concentration began to improve, my stress levels declined and my sleep improved.
Why did these changes take so long to materialise? Research on the impact of long-term, low-level drinking is patchy at best. Some theorise that alcohol, even a small amount of alcohol, has a neurological impact which alters our brain long after any hangover abates.
Recent studies show that drinking small amounts of alcohol e. Although the research is scant, I find it hard to imagine something that has such a significant impact on our brain in the short term drunkenness not having some cumulative impact concentration, sleep, mood in the longer term.
These longer-term impacts could take time to abate once we stop drinking. Successful people drink less than you think For the first two weeks of my sobriety it felt like corporate Australia was awash with booze.
I counted no less than twelve work-related drinking opportunities across fourteen days. Friday afternoon drinks, lunches celebrating arrivals, departures and successes, boozy nights out with clients or colleagues.
In the corporate world, all of these events provide shared experiences that strengthen our relationships.
Alcohol helps people bond at a fairly low cost compared to more thoughtful alternatives. As I talked more about my sobriety, people shared stories about their own drinking habits and I discovered a lot of non-drinkers and highly disciplined drinkers lurking in the shadows of corporate Australia.
Some of these people had well-evolved strategies for avoiding alcohol without being conspicuous about their abstinence. They would accept a drink and hold it as a prop, do the rounds at functions and exit early or restrict themselves to half a glass of wine nursed through an evening.
These are the tips they do not teach you at graduate training. The cause is probably multi-faceted and I suspect that sleep is a big part of it.
Alcohol is a notorious disrupter of sleep — although it helps us drift into sleep, the sleep is less restorative and more prone to interruption.
My sleep gradually improved until I was getting hours of uninterrupted sleep every night in the second month. I had one of the most productive and successful periods of my career. Moods matter The modern workplace revolves around our ability to think and interact with other human beings.
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Inspiring and very interesting, thank you. Alcohol is a daily part of my life for more than 30 years, it does adversly effect home life or work but I am curiuos to see what I could benefit from stopping this unnecessary habit.