I’m never quite sure about ‘special’ months like Sober October and Dry Jan, of course I love that it raises awareness and makes it easier to attend social events without being ‘sober shamed’, but I do worry that people hang on to the idea that alcohol is great, and they are doing something terribly worthy for charity, by ‘giving up’, by ‘sacrificing’ their beloved alcohol for a month.
Often that leads to them gritting their teeth and counting the days till they can drink again, whereas of course the reality is that when the light comes on, and you finally realise that alcohol has ZERO benefits, and life is SO much better without it, you recognise that you are not giving anything up, you are only gaining. Having said all of that, if you are planning any behaviour change for October go for it!
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