I don't usually make resolutions on New Year's. Not with my birthday only days away and a good chance I will break those resolutions immediately. I make resolutions on my birthday. Last year I quit smoking for 5 months starting on my birthday. This year, I have quit smoking AGAIN, and I will also not drink alcohol for a year. This will be the year of reality.
Here are some excuses why I've decided to stop drinking for one year.
-There is so much momentum in my life right now and a clear head is imperative.
-It's not that my drinking has gotten out of control, on the contrary, I don't enjoy it anymore, so I do it less and less.
-I won't have to pee as often (maybe I should cut out coffee too).
-No more hangovers - even one or two drinks can make my mornings uneasy and queasy.
-I want to prove to myself that I can do it.
-It's good to detoxify the system once in a while.
-No chance of me making an ass of myself while drunk - I'm good at doing it completely sober anyway.
-It will make it easier not to smoke cigarettes.
-Never will need a designated driver.
-I really admire the people I know who do not drink alcohol.
-I am setting a good example for my kids (as long as they don't figure out I'm smoking pot when they aren't around).
I could come up with many more excuses than those listed above, but I'm not even sure what my reason really is. I've been considering it for a long time, and I just finally felt inspired to do it. So I've done it.
The year of reality has begun.