Reasons to Quit Drinking

The fact that you're here means you probably know, deep down, that you ought to quit drinking. Am I right?

But the idea of it is terrifying. Booze has been your best friend for years. You use it to celebrate, to commiserate, to wind down, to gear up. All you can see is year after desolate year stretching ahead of you without a drink.

Well, stop thinking like that right now. What you're about to discover is that there are very few, if any, good things about poisoning our bodies day in, day out. And there are LOADS of amazing things about stopping.

Here are ten of them. I've given you the headlines, but there's a link after each one to the full post if you want to read more.

1. You'll lose weight

I know it seems shallow putting this one at number 1, but it's a great bonus! After ten months off the booze I've lost twenty pounds - and it's still coming off - without dieting at all!

BUT, be warned, it takes a while to kick in, so don't despair if you lose nothing to start with, or even gain a bit.

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2. It's fashionable!

It's easy to imagine that sober people, or teetotallers (don't you hate that word?) are really boring, worthy people.

Not true! Going sober has never been more fashionable, with advocates like Anna Wintour, David Beckham, Bradley Cooper, Jessie J and many, many more.

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3. You'll live longer

Drinking too much doesn't just damage our livers, it also makes you WAY more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or get cancer. I know. I was diagnosed with breast cancer seven months after I quit. My only (remaining) vice was alcohol....

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4. You'll be happier

You probably don't believe that right now. You think you drink because you're unhappy, but actually it's the drink that's making you unhappy.

There is a well proven link between alcohol and depression, because alcohol messes with our brain chemistry.

BUT, it's fixable. All you need to do is stop.

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5. You'll rediscover your mojo!

Can you remember your mojo?

Well, quit drinking and not only will you get thinner, but your skin will glow, your hair will go all bouncy and shiny and you'll have boundless energy.

You'll look five years younger, and find that you've suddenly got a spring in your step...

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6. You'll be a better parent

Alcohol makes us lousy parents, doesn't it?

Quit drinking and you'll be more patient, more present, and have more energy.

And if life throws you lemons, you'll be able to protect your pack, and keep them from harm.

Plus, you'll be a great role model!

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7. You'll have more friends

We worry that quitting booze will lose us friends, but the truth is, drinkers make lousy friends.

We're selfish, boring and boorish, we're unreliable with arrangements and secrets. Eventually we look around and notice that our only friends are other big drinkers, and there are fewer and fewer of them.

Quit drinking, and you'll find that gradually your social life widens to include all sorts of amazing people.

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8. It's easier

Not easy, obviously, but easier. Easier than constantly trying to cut down, to moderate. You know how hard that is, don't you? All the broken promises and self hatred.

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9. You'll get stuff done

When you drink, your world contracts until you spend an inordinate amount of time with just you and a bottle. When you quit your world expands and you get stuff done.

You de-clutter, take up hobbies, find a new job or a new partner. Your whole world changes. Just wait and see....

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10. And lots more...

So many little things, that all add up to a huge transformation.

You'll sleep like a baby, learn to love mornings, lose your fear of police cars and cashiers, you'll be richer, stop worrying about your breath, about people taking your photo, about what you said or did last night.....

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Are you convinced yet? If so please read my page on advice for newbies.

And GOOD LUCK!

2 comments:

  1. God I want to experience this new, sober life! Thank you for writing this, it inspired me tonight.

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  2. God I want to experience this new, sober life! Thank you for writing this, it inspired me tonight.

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