Lots of people enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, a backyard beer, a few cocktails with friends on the weekend, or maybe even a memosa with brunch on a Sunday. But where does it end? Where do we draw the line? As a social twenty something, I find there’s almost always a good excuse to go for a drink. My generation has been known to take social drinking to the next level, to the point where it’s not so social anymore. There is barely any room to interact with people when you’re either sourcing your next drink, or scrolling through pictures on Instagram to avoid even a moment of awkwardness as you stand alone at a party. This article I read recently about gen Y and alcohol consumption sums in up nicely…Why Alcohol Will Be Generation Y’s Downfall.
A few months back I thought about the last time I really gave my body a break from alcohol, I couldn’t remember! I’ve done the odd week long detox, but nothing to really allow my body to recoup from all the boozy fun I’ve been having over the past decade. I strongly believe that life is ALL about moderation; what I mean is, as hard as I work to keep my body healthy, I like to play hard too on occasion. I decided to do a bit of an experiment on myself, no drinking for one whole month. Thus Sober October was coined. It’s been said it takes a person 30 days of positive change to break a habit, that’s not to say that I never want to drink again, that’s not the point. I just want to experience life with the clearest mind, experience every social interaction and be present in the moment, and do my body a solid!
So there you have it is folks, it’s out in the open and I’m now accountable. I’ll be blogging about my experience throughout the month to keep you in the loop.
Have you ever cut out booze, or thought about cutting all alcohol out of your diet? I’d love to hear your story.