A lot of people can enjoy alcohol in small doses. They enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner or a casual beer with coworkers after a long day and go home calmly afterward. On the other hand, however, there are a lot of people who can’t seem to drink alcohol without suffering a considerable amount of consequences.
For them, alcohol isn’t a casual beverage that can be enjoyed in small doses, but rather a full-throttle habit that gets them into trouble. Some people can even wind up in jail as a result of their excessive drinking habits.
If you’ve been questioning what kind of things would happen if you eliminate alcohol from your life, here are some of the best things to look forward to.
Alcohol is a depressant. Therefore, at the moment while drinking, you may feel energized and euphoric, however, following a long night of drinking you can start to feel more anxious than ever. You start thinking about all the silly things you said and feeling guilty about being unproductive the next day from your hangover.
When you stop consuming alcohol you start to feel happy every morning rather than depressed. Instead of worrying about what you did the night before you spend your energy thinking about how you’ll spend your day. Hopelessness is replaced with hopefulness and an increased state of positivity for the future.
Alcohol will give you a headache and make you feel exhausted. The next day can be a challenge just to walk around let alone go to work or go outside and exercise.
Since alcohol affects your quality of sleep, you often wake up feeling tired despite how many hours you slept the night before.
You Save More Money
Alcohol can start to add up quickly. With each drink costing an average of $7-$10, you usually find yourself spending at least $50 on a single evening, and usually more.
In addition to the price you pay for alcohol, you also have to factor in paying for taxis. Cutting alcohol out of your budget can mean saving as much as hundreds a week depending on how often you go out.
Alcohol is full of empty calories which are metabolized as carbohydrates in your body. If you average that a typical drink contains anywhere from 150 to 300 calories, it’s not surprising that you would lose weight when you cut these calories out. Along with these empty calories also comes making less than ideal nutritional choices the next day to nurse your hangover.