Top Four Superpowers Gained When You Stop Drinking By Choice
When I met my biological dad for the first time in January 2016, I stopped drinking alcohol entirely. Alcohol destroyed his (our family) life and he said that when he quit 30 years ago, it was the easiest thing he had ever done.
True to form, it's been at least 438 days since I've had a drop of alcohol and never once had a craving for a drink.
What I've learned about being sober, by choice, is that it is extremely rare and leads to Superpowers. I never would have imagined the realizations I have learned about myself, those around me, and society, if I were still drinking -- even a glass of wine every now and then. A crutch, however slight, is still a crutch.
I'm saddened, really, that we now live in a society so ready to escape and soothe wounds in the present that we turn to the dulling instrument of alcohol and other substances. I see how abundant alcohol is -- how much society is drinking. In fact, all the time. And those that do don't often realize how silly it all looks to sober people, how obvious it is that they are drunk in photos, or that they just don't care because they have lost touch with what is normal.
Even on my own blog, I'm taking a risk by talking about this idea of 'Sobriety by Choice.' When I talk with people in real life about my decision to not drink, they get defensive and protective about their personal drinking. My decision becomes a challenge to their way of life, me versus them.
One thing I didn't expect was a total shift in my 'social life.' With the shift, so do your priorities, and being out on the town doesn't seem as thrilling or even worth doing. You watch a movie, go to bed early, and get up early to be productive.
Top Four Superpowers
A world without drinking is a world experienced in the present, with a sharp intellect, at all times.
Never once have I experienced a hangover.
I get a solid 8 hours of sleep every night of the week, and
My productivity has more than doubled -- twice the ability to achieve my calling.
Is not drinking for everyone?
I'm writing this blog post for everyone because I've never seen one like it. I never even contemplated this concept to 'Stop Drinking by Choice,' and I wish I had so I would have at least planted the seed earlier.
If you want to test it out, give yourself six months to abstain completely. You can join our private Facebook Group if you want to get some support from the community. That's enough time to see if the benefits are valuable to you. Regardless, I guarantee you will have a much different relationship with alcohol. At the very least, you'll likely never post drinking photos to social media.
Let me know what you think. Send me an email to let me know if you plan to give it a shot. And I'm happy to offer email support along the way. Good luck being awake for life to the fullest!