We know what you’re thinking:
Is sober fun actually possible?
Especially if you’ve relied on alcohol to help you deal with mild to severe social anxiety, or if you feel like you can only “be yourself” once you’ve had a few cocktails, the idea of a night out without alcohol doesn’t just sound boring, but also downright intimidating.
The truth, however, is that having fun without drinking comes with a whole host of benefits for both you and everyone around you.
Let’s take a look at a few of these many benefits now.
1. The Chance to Be Everyone’s Favourite Person
Studies show that designated drivers have saved more than 50,000 lives over the past 40 years.
If you really want to be the most popular person at a party, you don’t have to act like a clown or keep pouring shots for everyone. Instead, you just have to volunteer to be the designated driver.
In addition to saving lives and making sure that any friends who have overindulged get the help that they need, staying sober in a social setting means that you can step in to stop situations that are close to getting out of control.
Helping a friend save face in front of their crush or stopping a work colleague from making a long-winded “speech” when they can barely stand up are things that everyone will thank you for later.
2. No Regret or Embarrassment the Next Morning
Most of us have made fools of ourselves when we’ve had too much to drink, but if you think you have an addiction to alcohol, the regret and shame can reach new heights.
It can also carry serious social consequences.
No one wants to wake up and be bombarded with a memory of insulting their boss within earshot or making an inappropriate pass at a friend’s partner.
Often, this cycle of shame is what causes you to continue to drink the next night.
Plus, if you frequently blackout because of excessive drinking, it can be frightening and incredibly stressful to wake up the next morning with no memory of your behaviour or even of your present surroundings.
While sometimes, the things you do when you’ve had too much to drink are only mildly embarrassing, in other cases, you may make decisions that can completely derail the course of your life.
You don’t want to hurt yourself or someone else because of how much alcohol lowered your inhibitions.
In some cases, getting drunk can even impact you financially.
Studies show that “drunk online shopping” is a $30 billion a year industry. Be kind to your liver and your wallet by stopping drinking.
3. Cutting Down on Calories
Excessive drinking doesn’t just lead to embarrassing social situations and hazy mornings — it can also cause you to seriously pack on the pounds in as little as a few months.
This list of the calorie counts and actual serving sizes of some of the most popular kinds of alcohol is a major reality check for many.
Sober fun doesn’t just offer emotional benefits, but numerous physical ones, as well.
In addition to cutting calories, you’ll also notice you have an easier time falling and staying asleep, that you have less redness in the face and lighter undereye circles, and that your face isn’t puffy the next morning.
Best of all?
When you’re no longer spending all of your day’s calories (and then some) on alcohol, you’ll have much more room to indulge at the dessert table.
4. Friendships, not “Drinking Buddies”
When most of your social life revolves around drinking, it’s easy to fool yourself into thinking you’re the “life of the party” with tons of friends who are always eager to meet up with you or extend an invitation to hit the bar with them.
However, the reality is that many of the people you spend every evening with as an alcoholic (or as someone who often over-indulges in alcohol) aren’t really your friends.
Instead, they’re more like your drinking buddies — and alcohol may very well be the only interest you actually have in common.
Once you learn how to have fun without alcohol, you’ll be able to form deeper and more genuine connections with people you meet. This means the chance to connect with people who share your interests and hobbies, the opportunity to learn (and remember!) things about their lives, and a more enriching social life overall.
5. Freedom From Hangovers
Once you’ve decided to enjoy life without alcohol, one of the biggest physical benefits you’ll experience is the absence of hangovers.
There are few things worse than having to go into the office or get things done around the home with a pounding headache, nausea, and all the other unpleasant side effects of a hangover.
But most of all, you’ll be able to wake up the morning after an event or just a casual meeting with friends feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the day.
This means no more “lost days” spent recovering, more time to do the things you love, and the end of arguments with family members who are tired of picking up the slack because you’re too hungover to help.
Are You Ready to Stop Drinking?
While adjusting to a life without alcohol can take time, once you take the plunge, you’ll realize that sober fun is much more possible than you thought it could be.
You’ll see serious mental and physical benefits once you give up drinking.
Though you’d love to be able to get sober, the reality is that you don’t have the time, financial resources, or even the kind of personality for Alcoholics Anonymous or traditional rehab facilities.
Still, you also know that you’re not strong enough to rely solely on “willpower” to stop drinking. You wish there was a way to get help to stop drinking without having to completely rearrange your life.
With our incredible online live seminars and courses, there is.
We encourage you to claim your free place in our webinar to learn more about how and why our method works. You have the power to stop drinking already. We just help you to unleash it.
Are you ready to discover the best way to stop drinking without any of the usual struggle? You have come to the right place, that is exactly what we teach people. The first step is easy, just grab your place on our next free stop drinking online session and find out how this program works