What are some Stop Drinking Benefits?

Patrick
  • By Patrick

    What are some stop drinking benefits?  The biggest one is that you will no longer have to rely on a chemical to make you feel normal or happy.  You can enjoy your life again without having to self medicate all the time.  This alone makes the journey worthwhile and should be incentive enough for anyone to stop drinking.  But the benefits of stopping drinking are actually much deeper than this as well.

    For example, one benefit is that you can shift into a mode of personal growth, and every area of your life will start to improve.  How is this possible?  When you are drinking, you tend to neglect your physical health and your emotional state is a mess.  Your relationships suffer and you draw away from any spiritual roots you might have.  Basically, if you are drinking all the time, then you will suffer physically, emotionally, mentally, socially, and spiritually.

    Now recognize that if you choose to get sober, every single area of your life will slowly start to improve. Your relationships with others will improve and you will communicate with them more openly and honestly for a change.  Your emotional state will improve and you will start to mature emotionally again.  Your mind will become sharper and you will be able to remember more things than when you were drinking.  And of course your physical health will improve as well.

    Perhaps the biggest change that can come from quitting drinking is in the spiritual benefit.  You will draw closer to your higher power and realize many spiritual benefits of sobriety.  Life becomes worth living again and the people in your life that you care about will become important to you again.  Life takes on new meaning in sobriety and stuff matters again.

    There is also a huge financial benefit to stopping drinking. Most people do not take the time to total up how much their drinking has cost them over the years.  It is not just the price of the alcohol itself, but also the lost productivity, days missed at work, opportunities lost, and so on.  Anyone who spends about 4 or 5 hours drinking every night is actually wasting away about one sixth of their entire life on being drunk.  There are other factors that branch off from this that are impossible to calculate all the way through, such as the increase in amount of time that a person falls ill due to their drinking and so on.

    If you doubt the benefits of quitting you could always do a 30 day trial run.  Just make a deal with yourself that you will give sobriety a chance for at least 30 days and then you can use that time to judge the benefits for yourself.  If you don’t see the benefits materialize then you can always return to drinking after the 30 days is up.

    Make a promise to yourself that you can do whatever you want after 30 days, including going back to full drinking.  That way you will be more likely to stick it out and follow through on the 30 day trial to see if quitting is beneficial for you or not.

     

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