What Dry January Taught Me

January is done and dusted for another year, and this time round I’ve completed my first ever ‘Dry January’. Yes you heard me right people, for the first time in a long time, I’ve done a whole month sans drinking. Okay, before we start let me just put it out there that I only completed up to day twenty eight before I broke after a particularly stressful day but hey, I still did good! I wanted to attempt a month without drinking for various reasons, one being just to see if I could do it, but mainly because I had a pretty stressful Christmas, having had an early miscarriage on Boxing Day. After that happened, I spent several days drowning my sorrows in the bottom of a bottle. When I woke up in a daze on New Years day, feeling rather dreadful I acknowledged that my body needed a break. Now that January is over, I’ve found that I’ve learnt quite a bit about myself and my drinking habits, in the days that I abstained.


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Signing Up For Dry January

Dry January, ever heard of it or ever tried it? I never have, tried it that is, it’s not something that’s ever even been on my radar but after a slightly tumultuous December I’m giving it a shot. Yep, I’m saying that out loud, I’m really doing it. I am, I am. Previously, giving up alcohol for a month, especially the month straight after you’ve basically hammered it non stop always seemed totally pointless to me, surely feeling a bit blue in January the odd glass of wine might help right? But this year I feel like my body needs a rest and re-boot and I feel that stopping drinking for at least a month is the right thing to do (or at least try, she says positively :))

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