Why You Should Stop Drinking

While nothing seems to be better than a shot of tequila after an exhausting week, giving up alcohol benefits you way more than that!

You’ve obviously had the failing self-talk with yourself about how you should quit drinking. But as soon as the hangover wears off and the weekend nears, you forget about that insightful moment.

Nonetheless, if you’re having thoughts of quitting alcohol, then pat yourself on the back! Because most recovery experts suggest how seeing there is a problem is the first step to recovery.

What you lack is plans, not motivation, so don’t be too hard on yourself.

When you think of giving up drinking, you think of all the time at your hands and what you’re going to do with it. How are you going to relieve tension? How are you going to unwind? And most importantly, how are you supposed to have fun?

If the questions you have are even minutely similar to these, then the following things might have your energy diverted!

Self-Evaluate

Everybody likes to shout, “I’ll only have one drink tonight!” but we all know how often that does happen.

Alcoholism gets out of hand way before you realize it. One drink leads to another, and it isn’t long before it takes up all the blank spaces on your schedule.

A good place to get started is by asking yourself about when was the last time you talked with yourself. Not the talk of insanity but catching up on your goals in life and seeing how much you give into your relationships.

Lack of insight will lead you far from who you are, and you naturally develop a feeling of not belonging. Getting your career, relationships, and control back should be reason enough to give up on that glass of whiskey.

Look After Your Health

Drinking is obviously injurious to health, and you are compromising every bit by diving deep. Your liver suffers the most, followed by your skin, muscles, brain, and whatnot.

Deteriorating health is a major sign to put a leash on your drinking habit.

Think of all the things these compulsive drinking nights keep you from. You could be going to the gym, playing a sport, pursuing a hobby, or going on a vacation. All such fun things to do!

Balancing health and drinking is one of the many idealistic goals. Kudos to you if you can get it right, but there are not many people who can strike that balance.

With that being said, what’s the point of having fun while drinking anyway if you have to deal with crumbling hangovers and can’t remember a thing?

Save Money

We like to turn a blind eye towards this but drinking costs, and it costs a lot. Ever noticed how overwhelmed you get after a couple of rounds of drinks and order one for the whole table? Or when you spot an attractive person across the bar and decide to get them a fancy drink?

Well, things like these put a dent in your wallet! You think you can afford it at that time but multiply that by the number of times you do it in a month. Now think about all the things you can do with that money if you save it.

I know it doesn’t sound like a tempting habit to pick up or a serious thing to look into first. But think of it this way, a thousand is not a lot to have, but it is a lot to owe!

Who knows, you can finally stop taking loans and manage your expenses quite well. Even if you’re not drowning in debt, can you think of a single reason why someone wouldn’t want extra money at the end of the month?

Focus On Life

One of the severe drawbacks of drinking is how disoriented it gets you in life. You are trying to playing all sides by holding up crippling relationships to a nose-diving career. But when must you realize it is time to prioritize things rightly?

Excessive drinking can cost you your job and even career. For example, many employers conduct a regular drug test of the employees, and some take drinking very seriously. Now a fake urine kit might help you get out of there once, or even twice, but all it needs is a single mistake to get caught.

Number 1 synthetic urine and other quick-fix ways to get out of these situations should always be saved for the last resort and not the first option.

Other than work, your relationships might be falling apart as well. If your partner or a loved one criticizes your drinking habit and is against it, then the chances are that you are getting worst. The guilt keeps on building up every time you drink, and the frustration because of helplessness is destructive.

I emphasize prioritizing the things in your life because you get to see how an action affects you. You get to know what’s important and what’s not, and whether you are willing to fight for it.




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