Tips For A Successful “Dry January”
New Year's Eve is one of the heaviest drinking days of the year, and if you had too much Monday night and want to "detox" your new year by going 30 days without alcohol, I don't blame you. Bustle has some great tips to help you with your Dry January goals.
- Dedicate your Dry January to a charitable cause by tracking how much money you save this month and donate those savings to a local charity. If you have friends going out drinking, offer to be the designated driver and do some quick math of how much you would normally spend on a night out. Take those savings and do something good with them!
- Challenge your friends to see if they can also abstain from drinking in January with you. A little healthy competition never killed anyone, and you and your friends can find new ways to hang out and have fun that doesn't involve going to the bars.
- Remind yourself why you wanted to have a dry January when the pressure or temptation to drink is getting tough. Remember that it's only one month, and it will feel so, so good when you accomplish this goal that you have set out to do.
Drinking is a very social activity, and in this month off from alcohol, you can try to come up with dozens of other fun activities that you and your friends can do together. Go see a movie, or have a game night! Learn to bake the perfect cookies, or join a gym! The non-alcoholic possibilities are endless.