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.
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 :))