Why go booze free this February ?
- Lose weight (alcohol is like drinking liquid sugar)
- Save money (booze costs big bucks)
- Gain some energy (a metabolism and hydration thing!)
- Lose the fat off your liver
- Sleep better (alcohol gets you to sleep, but it doesn’t keep you asleep)
- Enliven your mind, invoke your spirit
I think that last one means the most. For sure, there are articles out there, talking about the resounding and amazing health benefits.
But what about what you learn about yourself? I didn’t realize this was an outcome until I did the challenge last year (and perhaps I am particularly sensitive about matters of the spirit these days). Maybe it’s because when you have to stave off a craving, it’s a test of character.
Perhaps you love alcohol so much it’s absurd to think you’d give it up for a month on purpose. But then, maybe it goes deeper…deep, deep down in those parts you don’t look at very often:
- ‘It’s what I need to get by’ (or is it?)
- ‘It’s such a joyful thing in my life’ (or is it?)
- ‘It’s half the fun at curling night, or after pick-up hockey…'(or is it?)
Those ideas are exactly why you should try to get Thirsty.
A sober month can be a mirror to your soul, a look into the shadowy corners. You might be scared to look there. But it could also be a joyful explosion, a shining light, a revelation, an epiphany.
You won’t know unless you try.