Hi Kristina, I only drink occasionally now—nothingggg close to what I did before. I can even go a month or more without a drink. And lately, I’ve been debating taking it off the table again because of the work I do.
But then I think of visiting vineyards and going to Europe and well, I’m not sure it’s necessary for me to fully quit.
However, I do go back and forth because that full year off was the healthiest I’ve ever been. Perhaps it didn’t start out that way with the sugar highs, but it was pretty incredible how abstaining seeped into all areas of my life. I chose to do other/healthier things with my time.
For instance, my best friend came to visit and instead of hanging out in wine bars, being out late and nursing hangovers, we did yoga everyday, hung out on the beach, cooked yummy Greek food, and just enjoyed each other . She joked it was the best holiday ever because she was actually rested when she went home.
For me, I think what’s most important is that my intention for drinking has completely changed. When life is stressed or I’m exhausted, instead of reaching for a glass, I’ll go for a walk, spend time outside, do tapping (EFT), meditate, etc. I’ve got a different set of tools now to deal with life that aren’t toxic, so if I’m out with friends and want a nice glass of wine, I’ll go for it. But I usually stick to French wines since the alcohol content is about half of others.
Worst part tho—since I so rarely drink, even one glass is felt the next day, haha.
I don’t know what the best answer is but I’m just glad it’s not what it’s meant to be.
Whatever your situation or however it turns out, you’ll be so thankful for going another route—even if it leads to ice cream and a few extra pounds. We’re conditioned to love drinking, especially those glasses of wine, and it doesn’t serve us—it dims out all that we are and have to give to this world.
Again, good luck and thank you for sharing your story! I know you’re inspiring so many ♥️🙏🏽