Are you suffering from FOMO or Fear of Missing Out while staying alcohol-free this month for Dry July?
Play it forward.
When you think about it the alcohol-free options seem more appealing than the norm :
Hit fcuk it switch
Drink 1st glass of alcohol
Feel good for a few minutes
Feeling is wearing off
Have more booze
Feel ok then not
Pass out on couch
Drag self to bed
Forget to clean teeth
Wake up 3am thirsty and anxious
Wake up 4 hrs later
Feel unrested, stressed, anxious
Get out of bed and have a banging head
Stagger downstairs for paracetamol and orange juice
Try to make tea and grab water to hydrate yourself
Go back to bed
Waste the day feeling sick, headachey or just plain ill and off colour
Waste a day that you’ll never get back
Have to deal with all the anxiety and stress you tried to hide from last night
Along with more anxiety and stress as booze is a depressant
Oh and increasingly shitty health
Do all of the above (2) and drink again the next day/ night, not to feel good anymore but so you stop feeling bad because now your body physically craves alcohol
When you think about what we actually get from alcohol the cost really does outweigh any benefit, doesn’t it?
If you’re having FOMO this Dry July consider it this way. I like missing out on arguments, shitty decisions, regretful texts, poor sleep, wasted days, general body malaise, extra pounds from eating lots of junk just to feel physically better, broken friendships, lack of money, accidents, not being trusted, or being a liability.
I don’t know about you but I want to miss out on all that and I deserve to miss out on drinking because of all its shitty consequences.
Perhaps FOMO for me might be slowly becoming “Fun Of Missing Out”
How about you?
I’m remembering I have my Dry July alcohol-free passport today!
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