Here’s what I love best about my alcohol-free weekends;
Knowing that I have two whole guilt-free, sick-free days in front of me in which to get things accomplished, spend time with my family and friends, and relax.
Having a mind devoid of anxiety over how much I will drink, what terrible consequences will ensue as a result and how much money I’ll plough through with repeated trips up to the shops to buy more wine and more cigarettes.
Waking up on a Saturday morning, going to the gym and having a great workout knowing that I am in the best shape I’ve ever been in.
Having a speedy tidy round on Friday evening and eliminating all the rubbish jobs (emptying the bin, ironing, sorting the post, vacuuming, etc.) resulting in a lovely start to the first full day of the weekend with nothing to do but the things that I really want to do.
Having more time to spend on writing my book and working on Soberistas.com – and knowing that I will have this time, rather than leaving it up to fate to see how horrific my hangover will be, which will subsequently determine whether I achieve anything productive or not.
Eating healthy and delicious food that I know is doing me good, rather than stuffing my face full of fatty foods and carbs that I am craving as the result of a hangover. It’s all about banana smoothies, salads and lots of water for me!
Spending time with my lovely family with none of the awful morning-after-the-night-before apologies for something bad I said or did after one too many glasses of wine.
Enjoying the feeling of real-life relaxation, rather than falling for the illusion of the alcohol-induced version, of letting myself dissolve into a different person, someone who isn’t really me.
Knowing that everything I want to achieve this weekend will get accomplished, and nothing that I would regret or despise myself for will happen.
Happy weekend everyone!