Why Life Gets So Good When You Quit
Cutting alcohol out of your life can sometimes be difficult, especially if your company outings or social gatherings include alcohol but there are quite a few compelling benefits that are definitely worth taking a look at which could inspire you to take the dive into an alcohol-free life!
There are many benefits of not drinking alcohol, especially when you suffer from general health problems, such as heart problems or mental illnesses.
Of course, many people are aware of some of the benefits that they would be able to take advantage of, such as better liver health but if you’re thinking about cutting alcohol out of your diet and want to know a few more benefits, here are some that you could look forward to.
Better mental health.
A lot of people find that their mental health is much more stable and better controlled when they are not consuming alcoholic beverages regularly. This is a huge benefit especially if you struggle with mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression.
Cutting alcohol can be very important especially if you are taking medication to help manage your mental health. Alcohol can affect how the medication works and sometimes cause it to not work at all or ineffectively.
Better and deeper sleep.
Alcohol has been shown to affect the quality of sleep. Although a lot of people find that alcohol makes them tired or sleepy, it has been shown that they wake up more frequently and do not stay in as deep of a sleep which can lead to more problems with mental health as well as physical health.
Getting better and more restorative sleep is a huge benefit. It will also make a big difference in the next benefit!
Cutting alcohol out of your diet will improve your energy levels because you will get better sleep but also, alcohol can also affect your immune system… Making it harder for your body to fight off viruses which in turn drains your energy levels.
Being sick is not fun so having a boost in your immune system is definitely a huge benefit to giving up alcohol! Having more energy will also lead to being more active; opening up more free energy for new hobbies or things that you previously enjoyed doing throughout your week.
You will also be able to benefit from better concentration.
Even if you are not hungover, it has been shown that drinking makes it harder for you to focus and concentrate. Drinking multiple times per week will absolutely affect your quality of work as well as how hard you have to work due to the lack of concentration. By cutting out alcohol, you are giving yourself back that concentration and focus you may be missing.
Alcohol can dry out your skin and create dark circles, as well as give you a kind of grey and dull complexion. Once you have cut alcohol out of your diet and begin to drink healthier drinks such as water, you will see your skin become more hydrated and have better pigmentation!
Healthier over-all appearance because alcoholic beverages are usually high in calories with no nutritional value. If you drink at least a few times a week, those calories can add up to a couple thousand!
Giving up alcohol may help you slim down to a healthier weight, adding the benefit of that to your overall health as well as adding to your self-confidence and self-esteem.
A healthier stomach.
Alcohol can cause a lot of stomach problems! Indigestion, nausea, as well as cause you to feel bloated, and uncomfortable. Alcohol irritates the stomach which causes it to produce extra acid. This can lead to gastritis among other problems.
More money in your wallet!
If you drink often, then I am sure that you are aware that alcoholic beverages can be quite expensive! Even if you are buying them from your local grocery store and staying home, alcohol is not cheap if you are drinking it several times a week. When cutting alcohol from your diet, you will have a lot of extra cash lying around to save, invest, or use for hobbies or trips. This is a huge benefit especially if you are looking to prepare for your future.
Alcohol can be a big factor in causing healthy relationships to turn toxic, especially if you are drinking alone. Alcohol can escalate arguments and add unnecessary aggression into what could be a more controlled conversation. This can cause isolation and turn into an unhealthy habit if you are unable to control how often or how much you are drinking.
Lower your risks of cancer.
Consuming alcohol can up your chances for several different kinds of cancer. Although doctors and scientists cannot say how much quitting will lessen your chances, a lower chance is a great benefit to cutting alcohol out of your diet.
More free time!
When giving up alcohol, you use that time that you would normally be spent out drinking at a bar or home alone could be used investing in yourself and taking better care of your mind, soul, and body.
You could also use that free time to create a business, work on passion projects, participating in charity work, taking art or music lessons, learning how to surf, or any other things that you may have wanted to try or learn! Most people do not think about how much time is spent around drinking and being drunk.
These are just a few of the things that you could benefit from when cutting alcohol from your diet and as you can see, there are so many long term health benefits as well as personal benefits which are incredible! I hope that you have found this article helpful and wish you the best of luck in your alcohol-free journey!
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If you are ready to start living a better life and get the old you back. The first step is to take action. Sounds simple but a lot of people get frozen to the spot at this point. They want to quit drinking but they allow fear to prevent them from doing anything about it.
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