On November, 1st, I officially started my 30 day trial of not drinking alcohol. Now, the 30 days are over.
Did I make it through the trial?
Yes, I did. And it wasn’t particularly difficult.
I did get a few invitations to drink alcohol (a lot of that for free) often several times each week. I declined. Sometimes I explained myself.
My family and my close friends are not surprised anymore when I change my eating or drinking habits. After all, I have become a vegetarian and also did have a few vegan phases.
As far as other people are concerned, I’m already used to the resistance that can come up when you behave differently than everybody else does. So this wasn’t a big challenge either.
Was it worth it?
Before the trial I was unhappy about the regularity of my alcohol consumption and also that I didn’t have clearly defined rules for my consumption anymore.
A month without alcohol showed me that everything is just as enjoyable without it, and most of the times life it’s actually more enjoyable and fun for me, if alcohol is not involved.
Also, what a waste of time, to get home drunk! Going to bed drunk means my sleep will be less relaxing and if I stay awake I can be sure that I won’t use the time in a good way. Either way, that’s not worth it.
I just prefer feeling rested in the morning and using my time productively.
I decided to go without alcohol for an indefinite period of time. That’s it. Life can be so easy sometimes.