As people are increasingly aware of their health and what they can do to improve it, there is an increase of people who are giving up drinking, either for good or for things like Dry January or Sober September and many people continue to carry on not drinking after these months are up because they have seen such excellent benefits. So, could you give up for the drink for a month, and why should you say no to booze for thirty days?
You Get A Clearer Picture Of Your Drinking
When you give something up, you often realize how much you had in the first place. In your head you might think you only drink at the weekends, but then there’s that Tuesday after-work drink with your friend, a Friday night bottle of wine, party on a Saturday and a few glasses with Sunday lunch. That’s four out of the seven days of the week. When you give it up, you realize how often you are saying no, or how many times you would have popped to the shop on your way home or had a nice glass of G&T when you got in. It’s possible that giving up the booze will make you realize that you do have a problem that you weren’t aware of. According to alcohol rehab experts, many people who struggle with alcohol abuse have trouble recognizing the problem and may justify heavy drinking because they hang around other heavy drinkers and believe that alcoholics drink every day.
You Will Sleep Better
When you have had a drink you don’t get proper sleep, sometimes you might pass out because of the alcohol, so it’s not really sleep, and other times you fall straight into a deep sleep unnaturally. Having a decent sleep is so beneficial, it makes you more productive, helps you to learn and problem solve better, and helps you to control your emotions and behavior. Sleep also helps to balance the hormones that make you feel hungry or full, so it will help you to manage your food and drink intake better.
You Will Be More Hydrated
Did you know that when you drink alcohol, you lose around four times as much liquid as what you drank? Dehydration causes headaches, your salt, and potassium levels also reduce, which can impact nerve and proper muscle function, and you may suffer from fatigue and nausea. Ditching the booze can help you to keep well hydrated, which is good for your brain, your mood, and your concentration.
You Will Save Money
Alcohol isn’t cheap, and for one glass of wine, you could have gone to the cinema instead. If you put away the money you would have spent on alcohol, then you will see how much you spend on it and when the month is up it might make you think twice. Plus you can treat yourself to something nice.
You Will Save CaloriesAlcohol is empty calories, you get no nutritional benefits from it, so it’s just a waste of precious calories. If you give it up, you may find your pants are a little looser, and you look a little better – can’t do any harm, can it?