Why is that so hard to say? Over the past few months I have playing with the decision to stop drinking completely. Just over two weeks ago, I made the decision to just stop. I have set myself a challenge of not drinking any alcohol for one year. Do I drink too much? Do I drink too often? I don’t know; but I do know that I no longer enjoy it. I hate waking up after a night out feeling groggy, tired, hungry and just wondering did I say or do something offensive or embarrassing?
For the past while I have been cutting back, trying events and social situations sans alcohol and it made me realise that I can do it, and feel better for it in the morning.
The advantages so far:
- Taking the car: no worries about wearing heels, or getting caught in the rain, and I go home when I want
- Feeling fresher (and slightly virtuous) in the morning after a night out.
Things I need to work on:
- Its really hard when somebody sees me as their drinking buddy, and I feel like I am letting them down. (I know that makes no logical sense, but it is how I feel).
- Finding alternative drinks for nights out. No point in cutting out alcohol and replacing it with sugar, so I need some healthy tasty alternatives.