This time last year, when I posted an invitation in The FIX for Dry July, I got a bit of criticism in the comments that was worth thinking through. One of the comments on our Dry July articles suggested that it was irresponsible to cheerlead the idea of taking a month off drinking because stopping and
We’ve been told for years that drinking red wine and alcohol in general, can do everything from lower our risk of heart disease to help us control our weight. The recent reports that alcohol actually contributes to the development of 7 types of cancer has done little to hinder the marketing of wine and alcohol as healthy, essential, and fun. Dry July turns the whole shebang on it’s head by making it healthy, essential and FUN to NOT drink for a month while raising money to help people with cancer in the process.
So we start a little journey on a fun looking train, not sure where it’s destination is but it looks cool and exciting.We get off at our designated stop to go home safe and sound.We get on this same train again and again and it takes us on a pleasant journey and we disembark as
Stopping drinking alcohol was a great plan for me – but it could never be enough on its own to sustain the action long term.When I stopped drinking alcohol I needed to undergo a process of lifestyle change and thought process change – and focus on them in order for it to work long term.
You know that Little Voice in your head ? That thirsty little voice that says you’ve earned a drink at the end of a long hard day even though you promised yourself earlier, when you woke up hung over again, that you were DONE WITH ALCOHOL ! It goes something like this : I hear