In this spirit of embracing personal change for personal health and prosperity I’ve come up with a list of reasons for taking a YOLS. I imagine anyone else who did give this challenge a go would have their own, though maybe some would be the same as my:
10 Reasons To Give Up Alcohol For A Year.
1. You’ll think clearer: booze less=brainwave more.
I finished the first draft to a novel in the first month of non-boozin’.
2. You’ll save money.
2 beers+1 bottle of wine a day = approx. $25 a day = $175 a week * 52 = $9100 (minimum).
3. You’ll give your liver a (probably well needed) break.
Not to mention the other organs (nudge nudge, wink wank) which have to work harder (softer?) for longer.
4. You’ll know you’re not an alcoholic.
For the rest of your life if they ever hassle you about your fondness for a little tipple you can assure your mother-in-law/husband/wife you are definitely not an alcoholic so shut up and pass the wine.
5. If you choose to return to drinking you’ll always know you can give it away again.
Related to Number 4; basically, you’ll prove something cool to yourself.
6. For twelve months you won’t have to worry about mixing red with white.
Unless you count beetroot juice as ‘red’ and milk as ‘white’!
7. Depending on how much you used to drink you’ll either get up earlier, stay up longer, or both.
This works for women who like to sleep in AND men with their erections.
8. You remove many of the risks associated with office parties, photocopiers and identifiable bum moles.
Nuff nuff said.
9. You can Tweet, Facebook and blog about something other than how hung-over you are or what a ‘big night’ it’s going to be.
If you don’t have one already why not start your own blog. If you do have one you can start another all about your YOLS.
10. After giving up alcohol for a whole year when you drink again you’ll be a very cheap drunk.
The old ‘Two Pot Screamer’ we used to call ‘em.
N.B. This page was taken (with a couple edits) from the post for Day 32.