First, let me start by saying that I am in no way a perfect example of what I’m about to preach to you all today, but I am trying! And that all I want you to do for now. Start trying to make good nutrition a priority in your sobriety.
Whenever you’re making a big change in your life, it’s important to understand the process your brain and body are going through. More specifically, I want you to have a solid grasp of habits: what they are and how to change them.
Congratulations! You’ve made it to Day 7. As you finish each week of Dry January, we’ll slow down a little to reflect on our new sober life and sift through the emotional jungle of the past few days. I’ll also provide you with additional resources to help get you inspired to tackle the next week.
Now that you’re nearly a week into Dry January, it’s important to take some time to reflect on why you drink in the first place and the effects alcohol has on your body when you do.
Have you ever bothered to think about this?
We all know that heavy drinking is bad for us and that quitting drinking or drinking less is better for our overall health. There are the beer guts and the days lost to hangovers. I’m sure we all have a cringeworthy story or two involving alcohol, memories of things we shouldn’t have said.
I’m sure you’ve all read the articles that talk about why we almost NEVER keep our New Year’s resolutions. According to studies, about 90% of us will fail to achieve the goals we set on January 1st. Raise your hand if you’ve been guilty of this in the past.