Revisiting The Resolutions This New Year (Alternatives To Drinking In Moderation Or Taking A Break From Alcohol)
The new year has ushered the new & positive energies. It has presented us yet another chance, to let go of the overindulgence, limiting beliefs & bad habits, and start afresh. Although one can abandon these negative habits on any given day, however, now that the new year has just begun, how about making some fresh resolutions and finding the right balance?
The important point to bear in mind is that we need to ‘unlearn to relearn’. Unlearn all the limiting & unhealthy patterns which we have acquired, becoming a clean slate, turning the leaf over and relearning all over again. It’s like beginning over with a new set of eyes.
Now you may wonder what are these ‘limiting & unhealthy patterns’ being referred to here? In simplified words, all that which leads us away from leading a healthy & blissful life, anything which strays us from the path of moderation. These dependencies include overindulgence in unhealthy eating & drinking habits, leading an unhealthy lifestyle.
Unhealthy drinking habits refer to binge drinking or excessive drinking which limits us from leading a fruitful life.
Here, we bring you a brief list of things that you might want to consider investing your time, energy & money in. It’s about understanding the fact that dependencies are a major roadblock in our mind & our lives, we must find the right balance for a wholesome life.
Focus On Fitness
It cannot be emphasised enough, how important being fit in mind, body & soul is. Rather than looking forward to the repetitive parties which might tempt you to overindulge in drinking, focus on your fitness. Remind yourself that it’s okay to take a break from that overindulgence. Challenge yourself to follow a new regime that pushes your boundaries. You might as well shed those kilos which excessive alcohol gifted you!
Join A Book Club
Oh Boy…the wonderland of books!
Let your imagination soar high & you can have your own slice of bliss. Dig-in, dive-in to find a new meaning, not in a glass of alcohol but in books which broaden your intellectual horizons, the one that brings you closer to living a happy & healthy life.
Travel – Explore
Give your system a much-deserved break from the maddening hustle-bustle of daily routine, work & excessive consumption of alcohol. Talk long strolls all by yourself, hike your way around. Find new mountains to climb or find new shores to touch, your mind, body & soul ‘deserve’ this break. Be safe, find new places to explore or visit the ones which bring you joy.
Learn A Musical Instrument
Come to think of it, what is life without music? Can you imagine, because we’d dare not! Besides, hitting the right chords gives you a different kind of high altogether.
Did you have a dream, a wish as a child to learn a music form? Did you, as a teenager wish to learn to play the guitar as a cool rockstar? Or perhaps find that music buried deep in your heart. You know what, it’s now time to pursue that!
Learn A New Dance Form
Dance is a wonderful way of expressing your emotions & a brilliantly breezy way of staying fit. Make a resolution to stay healthy, become an observer of your feelings as dance liberates you from the worldly worries. This time let the rhythms of dance bring you that high, the idea is to invest in ‘yourself’ to lead a happy life.
Polish Your Linguistic Skills
Stimulate your brain a little more and learn a new language, learn about new cultures. The chances are that you might end up making travel plans, forming new friendships, or even finding a new hobby. You might end up seeing the world upside down, albeit in an absolutely different manner. So go on, try it!
Volunteer To Those In Need
Take the kind & courageous steps to help the ones who are in need. Think about it, would you not be willing to invest your energy & money to make a difference in the lives of those who need help. Set a ‘give-away’ week or month or perhaps, block a weekend. Take a break from putting your bucks on booze & be of service to the society. Invest your time in educating others about the impact of excessive drinking, alcoholism, binge drinking. Help those in need, and it’s going to fill your heart with gratitude & bring you peace.
Cook Your Heart Out!
Improve your culinary skills, learn new cuisines. This time fill your time and tummy with new skills & delicious food and as you do so, raise a toast to yourself for making the efforts to strike the right balance to great health & living fully.
It’s time to bury the ghosts of the years past and begin anew. Drink, but do so in moderation, do not let the excess of it to consume you. It’s time to shed old skin, to let go of binge/excessive drinking, or addictions of any kind to live in moderation. There’s a world out there waiting to be explored, and all you have to do is ‘BEGIN’!