But seriously. This is something that I’ve recognized I need to work on.
Back in August I decided to really test this poor habit of mine with a month off from drinking. I called it anti-alcohol August.
Before you get your knickers in a twist, I still maintained a relatively busy social schedule and took my vacation up to Maine.
Many people called me dumb for banning the bottle during a summer month, but for me it seemed perfect! No weddings, birthdays or BBQ bashes, just plain and simple
I decided to stick with a plan. Up first was accountability. I told all my friends and family that I was planning on drying out for the next month. Not for any addictive purposes, but simply to strengthen my willpower. This kind of accountability came in handy during times when those friends and family were around. They knew my goals and most of them didn’t try to derail me 😉
Secondly, I had to have a back up plan. Flavored seltzer was my go-to. I could easily crack that cold one and enjoy it after work instead of a brewski. Was it the same? Of course not. But it certainly did the trick when I needed it.
Lastly, I had to set an end goal. For me, I had a comedy show the final night in August. I had a night I was looking forward to celebrating with friends and a glass of wine.