6 Months without a drink, Will finish my Challenge in March 2020.SeaFM said:….
I would also drink out of habit, and out of boredom. This is where things turned for me in retrospect. Getting wasted for nothing, and frequently.
^^ The above comment hit home for me. It just turned into a way to feel like I was doing something. Drinking takes energy, and it sets you up to pour yourself another one the next night.
I would like to drink again, but the buzz has to be for a reason (social event, nice dinner, not a few drinks to finish up my wednesday) and the energy it takes from me the next day will have to be a reasonable balance.
The one thing about the drinking challenge is you really do get used to not drinking. I think this will be the best learning. I went to a wedding last weekend, took my girlfriend and didn't have a drink. I couldn't have imagined this back in the day. So often I still want a drink or two early on, later on in the night I'm feeling fine about not drinking, then the next morning very happy I wasn't drinking.