zondag 27 oktober 2013

7 Reasons Why Life Is Better Without Booze

I was the consummate party girl for 20 years before I finally realized that alcohol was taking more than it was giving. I quit drinking two and a half years ago at the age of 35 and have never felt happier, more confident, or as in control of my own destiny than I do now that I'm sober.

I'm 39 years and last months i visited an ex-collega from soccer , for his final game at last. It was good to see a lot of people back . Somebody asked me = " Now drinking 2-3 ice-tea's and then you were always gone. Did drinking no alcohol brought you any progress or did you get any better then doing not so?" Now , i don't drink ice-tea anymore and can only decide that i feel good after all what has happened in my life. I'm glad i still stand ground for what i believe is right to do . Despite you don't belong to them if you don't drink beer or anything else , you will always be "out of the group". I'm still amused that i don't conform with the regular social acceptable rules and have seen the negative impact after and during drinking alcohol. A lot of aggression against my mother from my father and i felt so angry that i sometimes decided to defend my mother. She was scared that my father would did something to me. Now you can't forgive him when it takes so much energy to realize that you aren't the problem and gotta move on.
Feeling sick after a day of drinking wasn't meant to do so for me but the fun and the laughter you had on the day itself probably. That's why you are doing it, i guess , not for being bad the day after while you are really all alone in your body with your sick feelings. No compassion from others of course . It's your fault. After the fun , there is only sickness for sure. NO matter what you decide. For sure the boss in da house rules and disrespect for others health is not a good way to live together.

A common saying is = "Water is only for the fish". I realized that many factors tried to sabotage me and the people who stand closest to you could harm you the most. Nobody is perfect and try to find & learn your way in life. I still stand for many things i thought 19 years ago. I'm proud of that. Being able to stand of alcohol at first for real. So did i last years with most sugar foods as that is poison to your body as well. Ofcourse too much from anything is bad for you. Too less is also not good for sure but again, nobody is perfect and some have pleasure and fun in others miserie or failures . Or just the way you are to apologize themselves for their own.

Here are just a few of the reasons why life is better when it's alcohol-free: 
1. Your health gets better. Becoming a non-drinker reduces your chances of developing a plethora of alcohol-related illnesses, from various cancers to liver and heart disease. 

2. Your looks improve. Alcohol is responsible for puffiness in the face, sunken eyes, premature aging of the skin, and a dull complexion. Becoming a non-drinker will result in healthier looking skin and brighter eyes.

3. It's easier to maintain the weight you want. One bottle of wine has as many as 700 calories, more than a Big Mac! Plus, when you give up wine, you’re more likely to exercise if your weekends aren’t taken over by hangovers.

4. You have more time to get stuff done. If you regularly crack open a bottle of wine after dinner and have a few glasses during the course of the evening, you'll be down approximately 30 hours every week on time to GET STUFF DONE! That’s time to organize the kids for school the next day, time to blast the housework, or time to read, study or develop a hobby or skill. A boozy lifestyle equals non-productive evenings.

4b. You can even finish a book. I've always tried to write a book, but never finished more than a few chapters, when I'd inevitably hit the wine. Now, as a non-drinker (I had my last drink in April 2011), I've just had my first book published, The Sober Revolution, co-written with Sarah Turner, and am already partway through writing the next.

5. You have more patience. As someone who drank almost every night, and often to excess, I was less than patient as a parent to my eldest daughter. Now the mother of a second little girl, my parenting skills have grown massively and I always know I'm doing my best as a mum.

6. You find out who you really are. Alcohol has such a powerful effect on the body and mind that it’s impossible to find out who you are when you’re regularly getting sloshed. It's only with living alcohol-free that true self-discovery becomes a possibility. By learning to know yourself better, you have a fighting chance of finding out what you want from life, as well as all that you're capable of achieving.

7. You feel good about your life. When you're permanently sober, your choices are always your own; alcohol-free living means never waking up again crippled with regret and shame. And that is priceless.

After breaking free from the alcohol trap, I desperately wanted to help others see how much better life is without the constant negative cycle of drinking to excess, bad hangovers, and mornings filled with regrets. That’s why I set up Soberistas.com, a website which brings together a totally non-judgmental community of like-minded people who've either kicked the booze or who are looking for help in doing so. 

Good luck with your journey and keep me posted! 

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