10 Reasons to be Dry this December
It’s the last day of November and the traffic is hectic, the shops are heaving, the party invites are flooding in and your relatives are already squabbling over whose turn it is to host the Christmas get-together. Your head is spinning and your to-do list is getting longer by the day.
Same old, same old – every flippin’ year… but… why not make this year just a bit DIFFERENT?
No I’m not talking about cancelling Christmas but I am talking about a whole new way of coping. Yes I’m talking about a DRY DECEMBER!
I know it’s crazy, I know it’s “off the wall” but sometimes it feels good to swim against the tide…
So here we go – 10 reasons to be dry this December…
- December is a madly busy time – chances are that whatever your profession you will be busy at work, busy socially – and of course busy creating that “perfect Christmas” for your family. If you give up alcohol for December you can actually claw back a lot of time. Time usually devoted to planning drinking sessions, drinking and then getting over the drinking.
- Everybody does “Dry January” but only the seriously cool people do “Dry December” and then start the new year feeling fantastic – rather than exhausted and poisoned with excess food and alcohol. Always remember that “sober is sexy”
- There is never a perfect time to give up or cut down on alcohol – there will always be a party, a wedding or that “teambuilding” event coming up. In fact December is just about the most crazy time to take a break from the booze – but maybe crazy is how you roll?
- You will reduce your stress as you “take control” – you will sleep better and steam through your “to-do” list and even begin to feel slightly superior to your pals as they struggle with their hangovers…if your friends give you a hard time just tell them you are doing 30 dry days to raise money for Earthchild – maybe they will even join you…
- You will have a wonderful excuse for avoiding the dreaded “office party” – “I’m taking a break from alcohol at the moment so think I will give it a miss this year” – let somebody else do the “walk of shame” through the open plan office the morning after the office Christmas party. You can be sure you will hear about exactly who did what to whom before the day draws to a close.
- You won’t have that anxiety in your heart about the amount you are drinking and the nagging thought that you really must do something about it come January – you will be way ahead of the game this year…
- Action is the key – “Just Do It” – at least get through those first few days in December “alcohol free” – and if you can’t manage it then maybe you do need to seriously think about addressing your relationship with alcohol.
- You will lose weight! We are surrounded by super-fattening foods during December and after a glass of wine or two we just get stuck in. Staying sober means you can stay in control of what you are eating and drinking. As an extra bonus you can opt out of the dieting misery train that we are all supposed to board come January 1st.
- A lot of people worry that they cannot enjoy themselves without alcohol – but think about it – what makes a good Christmas? – being with your family and seeing the joy on the children’s faces as they open their presents – or knocking back the booze?
- At the very least a sober Christmas will be an interesting experiment – even if you hate it you will have tried – and who knows – you may even discover a whole new side of yourself…
To help you on your way WorldWithoutWine have launched their “Dry January Challenge” which in fact can also be “Dry December” if you dare – just make a small donation by clicking HERE
In return you will receive a daily motivational e-mail from WorldWithoutWine to keep you on track for 30 days.
We are raising money for the Earthchild Project – just as we did last year – check out this 5 minute movie we made about how we spent the R30,000 we raised last year..
Thanks for reading!