10 Reasons To Quit Drinking & Still Love Life
Reasons To Quit Drinking: Back when I was a drinker I lost count of the mornings I woke up and promised myself that I was never drinking again!
Then one day after one too many painful hangovers, you bravely determine that enough is enough. You decide that you are ready and willing to live a life without booze.
As you sit on the edge of the bed in a sea of guilt and regret it seems like the easiest thing to do. You can’t imagine even wanting to drink again.
However, alcohol has other plans, so here are ten killer reasons to quit drinking:
Ten Reasons To Quit Drinking Today
1 – Farewell hangovers
Godspeed living like a zombie, adieu to love handles or huge beer belly. You will say farewell to waking up filled with guilt and regrets. Trying to work out what happened last evening, who you let down and who you upset.
There are no more 10 am MacDonalds runs or needing to have five showers in a single day to wash away the funk of a hangover. This alone is a beautiful thing indeed.
2 – Money, Money, Money
It makes the world go around, don’t you know? One day you will go to the ATM with the usual feeling of dread and be pleasantly surprised to find that today the computer doesn’t say no. You have a lot more cash available than you usually do at this point in the month.
You ought to really invest it in something practical like a winter jacket. But naturally, you find something obscure to waste it all on. I spent a grand on drone recently, I have used it once! Well done Craig
3 – Feeling fresh
There is no more morning grogginess because you had way too much wine (a bottle a night) with an evening meal, or that horrid fatigue because those shots convinced you that even at 2 am on a Thursday morning you weren’t really tired at all.
Once you have quit drinking poison for fun you feel fresh all the time. Yes, it okay that you are just a little bit smug about it.
4- Nights In Becoming The New Nights Out
Nights out aren’t that insane and crazy anymore. All of a sudden an evening out isn’t as outrageous, or legendary as you had formerly convinced yourself it was. And to be honest you would rather just stay at home and watch a film instead.
This might sound all too grown up and mature (boring) but you will save a ton of cash. Plus, there is very little chance of you getting assaulted and hospitalized by a drunken moron in your own living room. Trust me on this, nights in are the new nights out!
5- Time Is Under Your Control
When you were drinking it was common for a simple conversation with a buddy in the local pub to become numerous beers. Before moving on to a trendy bar and then eventually ending up on some nasty backstreet club until three in the morning.
The next thing you know, you are shocked awake at 7 am when your alarm for work goes off like an explosion. Now a quick chat with a buddy is just that. Excellent.
6- Health Improves
So many health problems are caused by alcohol. When I quit drinking my high blood pressure resolved itself within three weeks. Seriously, I had been borderline for hypertension medication for years and within a few weeks of being sober, my blood pressure dropped back to normal levels.
I also lost 57lbs in body fat. If you saw pictures of the old, fat & lazy zombie that was me you would be stunned.
7- You Have to Think On Your Feet
Hey, not all the reasons to quit drinking are completely positive – be realistic! You know that people are judgemental, be ready for that. When ‘friends’ find out about your non-drinking status they fall into one of two positions. They possibly do everything in their power to convince you to have just one cheeky glass of wine, or they judge you.
Both reactions can be similarly as offensive – don’t let them affect you. Also be prepared to dump toxic people out of your life.
8- You See The World As It Really Is
You see a lot of crazy stuff when you are a sober person in a drunken world. My first boys trip to Blackpool when I quit drinking scared me to death. I couldn’t believe the insanity I was witnessing and that I used to be a part of.
There are lots of reasons to quit drinking and when you get sober you are a lot more aware of what is happening around you. Trust me, you will be shocked by the drunken lasciviousness that goes on. After seeing a few fights with nightclub doormen, awful drunken dancing, and ill-advised hookups.
You realize that drunk people are not funny they are just morons.
9- You Are The Designated Driver
That’s right, welcome to being the unofficial cab driver of every evening out. You find yourself doing the rounds, pleading buddies not to vomit in the rear of your car, and constantly being asked to make a McDonald’s pit stop at 4 am.
However, this isn’t all bad. Being the driver means you absolutely can’t be persuaded to ‘just have one drink’. Because your friends now see the value in you as a lift home they will ease off on the pressure to drink.
Once you see the drama and carnage that happens on a drunken night out, you are going to want to do much less of it anyway.
10- You Stop Embarrassing Yourself.
You are now just the guy who gets to watch the stupidity of other people. Because you are sober, you are guaranteed to be flooded with phone calls from buddies you went out with the evening before. Basically, they want you to tell them what the hell happened.
You are now a private investigator whose job it is to reconstruct their humiliating disasters from the last 24hrs. It’s very funny, and once again – yes you are allowed to be smug about it.
The reasons to quit drinking go on and on, this is just ten to wet your appetite. When you are ready to kick this poison out of your life for good. Click here for more information on the Stop Drinking Expert program.