Week 24: No Alcohol Challenge!

Alcohol has become an important part of our social lives. Its recreational status makes it one of the most popular drugs in the world.

And even though the health effects of alcohol vary between individuals and depend immensely on the amount one intakes and the type of alcoholic beverage, it’s safe to say it has a temporary but powerful effect on our mental state.

Alcohol makes it easier for people to act without inhibition by reducing self-consciousness and shyness – we simply feel emboldened to do things. But it also has the ability to impair our judgments so we end up making really poor choices.

Now, something you probably aren’t thinking about while you’re out with your friends is the damage that alcohol can have inside your body.

Alcohol is metabolized by the liver, so excess drinking can cause irreversible harm to it.

Your brain is another organ that’s endangered by this addictive substance. Blackouts, depression, and anxiety are just some of the problems alcohol is linked to.

The truth is, there are a lot of ugly side effects of alcohol, and while an occasional glass of red wine can actually benefit your health, a “few” glasses every night to wind down after work can be a massive problem over time.

This week, I’m challenging you to an alcohol-free week!

If you’re someone who drinks daily, you’ll notice that you’ll sleep better, have more energy the next day, and your pants may even loosen up a little!

If you happen to be a person who doesn’t drink, you probably have a friend or family member who could use moral support and an alcohol free week….so spread the word!

Are you in with me for this challenge?

Let me know in the comment below!