So I’ve decided to break up with alcohol
I love the way alcohol makes me feel limber and loose and warm and chatty, and I love how it marks the transition from day to evening. But sometimes (more often than not), after that first glass relaxes me, I want to stay that way. So I end up having a second glass or even a third. I’m especially likely to overindulge when spending time with friends because I don’t want the night – or the good times – to end…. however the older I’ve got the more my body just cannot tolerate any alcohol.
When I was 17 I could drink ALL evening, Smirnoff Ice, shots, vodka, wine… I would wake up a little hazy and continue on.
Last night I indulged in 4 glasses of wine. The most I’ve had since the start of the year.
I woke up this morning feeling like utter shite, my skin looked horrific, I couldn’t stop being sick, I had the worst migraine and all I wanted to do was keep my head face down in a pillow, in a dark cold room…. what a waste of a morning.
Maybe just over a year ago I decided to fully cut back on drinking as I just couldn’t face the hangovers. Sure it was the typical reaction ‘are you pregnant’, ‘why aren’t you drinking thought we were going for a night out’, ‘come on have a shot’, or ‘just have one’
I realized a few nights of not drinking, I felt more refreshed, my skin was MUCH better.
After waking up and regretting drinking I decided to do a pro and con..
Reasons for drinking alcohol:
● It’s fun and relaxing.
● It helps me deal with stress
● It seems daunting and scary to give it up, especially in social situations – like I don’t want to be that boring person
Reasons for NOT drinking alcohol:
● Better sleep
● More energy
● Less stress in the long term
● Getting get rid of that belly roll (maybe) … (ok trying….)
● Who needs drink to have fun
● Saving money – I mean sodas are much cheaper and no need for Uber’s
● No more hangovers.
● Generally a good move for my body and mind – HEALTHY Mind
So that’s it – I’m sure on the rare occasion I will enjoy one glass but it’s just not worth it!