If you partied all the way through December, Dry January can be a refreshing change. You get to enjoy staying in, sleeping better, and saving money, especially if you can rope your friends in so they aren’t always inviting you to drink-y nights out.
But Dry January isn’t a solution in itself; it’s a way of asking yourself a question. And that question is: how much has drinking been affecting my life?
As you take a break from drinking, ask yourself these questions:
If you’re a light drinker, you may not notice much difference at all. But if you feel amazing when you’re not drinking, then perhaps you’ve been drinking too much. When the month is over, consider how much you actually want to drink, now that you know drinking’s impact on the different areas of your life.