If you have been thinking about cutting your alcohol intake then you have come to the right place to gain some motivation. Last week, I talked about 5 steps that can help you in cutting back on drinking alcohol, while talking about ways helps, using incentives are more of a push.
Cutting back on alcohol can have a lot of positive effects on the way you look and feel. You will instantly start feeling the change. Not to mention avoiding the long term damage that alcohol causes your body.
While I am not telling you to stop drinking completely, moderating your intake is important. Drinking helps you doze off completely but the quality isn’t that good. You will mostly wake up early and won’t be able to go back to sleep. You will wake up with pain and tired limbs usually. Cutting back will help you improve your sleep quality.
When you sleep better, you feel better. You have more energy, a brighter mood, and better concentration as a result of resting well. Drinking a lot can make you feel tired, sluggish, and generally low after you wake up and as soon as you cut back, you will start noticing a hike in your energy levels. Your immune system will also get better, alcohol interferes with that.
Now that you have more energy, you will notice that your mood has gotten better as well. Drinking when sad is a big no-no because that is how addiction starts. Sad or anxious are feelings that can get worse with alcohol. It interferes with the neurotransmitters in our brains and as a result, can negatively affect our mental health. Drinking less will help you process your emotions in a better way without having to drown yourself in alcohol.
Not only emotional and mental health but drinking alcohol in moderation will also help you better your physical health if you drink too much. The calories in alcohol will start adding up pretty quick and it will result in a potbelly. Reducing your intake will also help you reduce your waistline.
Not only that, your stomach and gut will be thankful for the change too. By drinking less you could get rid of health problems such as diarrhoea and indigestion. This is because alcohol irritates the stomach causing problems and makes it produce more acid than usual.
Cutting back your consumption of alcohol has a lot of benefits. You can immediately notice changes in your mental health, emotional health, and your physical health. Drinking sometimes isn’t the issue, but when the sometimes convert into daily is when you know you have a problem. It should be something you enjoy rather than a way of living.
I am all for trying cocktails, getting a pint or two every now or then, going out to celebrate. But, it is necessary to know when to draw the line and when to tell yourself to stop. That’s it – that’s all you need to keep in mind.