It seems all the rage now, giving up alcohol for January. This is my second year of doing it. Only one of my friends tried doing it, but failed due to peer pressure and a couple of birthdays.
There are a number of reasons I put myself through this:
- Save money (I’m usually pretty overspent after Xmas, every little helps, etc)
- Health (I usually feed like crap after Xmas, after eating all that fat instead of my usual chickpea-rich diet)
- A challenge (It’s a habit , dropping a beer or 3 in my shopping basket)
- Sleep (I wanted to eliminate booze as a cause for my insomnia)
Results? I saved some money, I lost some of the weight I’d put on in the past couple of months, I’m getting better at not making impulse purchases (except for vintage film cameras, obviously!) and I can’t decide whether booze affects my sleep or not (yeah, crap conclusion I know).