Welcome to another day on the journey to recovery from alcohol. In case you’ve been thinking about putting off your sobriety until tomorrow, or Monday, or next year, I’m here to tell you why NOW is the right time to quit drinking.
There’s a load of benefits to getting sober and the top 5 are probably different for everyone. Alcohol affects many lives in many different ways and there’s no single right reason why you should be sober. If you’ve been curious about getting sober, that’s the first step into saying, “NO.”
Dropping the bottle habit has been linked to tons of success stories of people who got sober and got fit. If you’re looking to drop a few pounds this, quitting drinking is bound to help you shed a few just because of the sheer amount of calories in a single drink or shot of liquor.
On top of the physical health benefits to sobriety, there’s also great long-term effects it has on mental health. Getting started is often the hardest part. If you’re tired of getting started, then stop giving up. Keep going, friend!
If your daily life revolves around drinking, it’s likely your relationships revolve around drinking. Staying home involves drinking. Going out involves drinking. Whether or not alcohol will be involved decides where you’ll go. And if you’re like me, you’ve made a foolish drunk appearance once or twice that I’d really rather not repeat. Ever. I’d rather stay away and keep my relationships intentional.
More than 300 million people worldwide are affected by anxiety disorders according to The Worldwide Health Organization (WHO). Would you be surprised if I told you that a lot of that can be linked to alcohol? It’s true. There’s a whole chemical explanation behind why drinking alcohol worsens anxiety.
Have you ever seen the before and after pictures of alcohol sobriety like the ladies featured in my Sober Vibes Features? It’s like they’re aging backwards! Oppositely, heavy drinkers and frequent drinkers see negative effects on their pretty faces and bodies starting to look older sooner. Precisely why right now is time to kick the drinking habit!
Drinking can get expensive. Booze every day adds up over a year. And sometimes that daily habit adds up year after year. Imagine what quitting would do for your savings account if you stopped drinking for the next 12 months.
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So, I challenge you to grab your journal and write out your 5 reasons to quit drinking now. If you’re feeling brave, share yours in a comment below.