Should Normies Keep Dry January Going All Year?
The idea of giving up alcohol for the month of January, known as “Dry January,” has gained popularity recently as a way to reset after the indulgences of the holiday season. But some are now taking the concept further and advocating for a year-round sober lifestyle.
Proponents of the “99 Sober Movement” argue that cutting out alcohol can lead to improved physical and mental health, increased productivity, and greater control over one’s life. They point to studies showing that even moderate drinking can increase the risk of cancer and other diseases and that quitting drinking can lead to weight loss, better sleep, and reduced stress levels.
But is giving up alcohol for good the right choice for everyone? Obviously, alcoholics are not given that choice, but “normies” can drink in moderation. Experts say that deciding to quit drinking should be personal, based on individual circumstances and goals.
For some, never having a glass of wine or a beer again may be overwhelming and unrealistic. Remember that moderation is key; drinking in moderation can be part of a healthy lifestyle if you are not an alcoholic.
One way to approach the decision is to consider your relationship with alcohol. Are you using it as a crutch to cope with stress or emotions? Are you drinking more than you’re comfortable with or more than is recommended? If the answer is yes, then it may be worth considering cutting back or quitting altogether.
Another important factor to consider is the impact of drinking on your daily life. Are you missing work or important responsibilities because of drinking? Are you neglecting other areas of your life, such as your relationships or hobbies? If alcohol is causing problems in your life, it may be time to reassess your relationship with it.
Ultimately, it’s up to each person to decide if they want to join the 99 Sober Movement or keep drinking in moderation. It’s important to weigh the potential benefits and drawbacks and decide what is best for you and your overall well-being.
If you decide that cutting out alcohol is the right choice, many resources are available to help you. Support groups, therapy, and online communities can provide the encouragement and accountability needed to stay on track. So, if you’re thinking of joining the 99 Sober Movement and keeping Dry January going all year, know that you’re not alone and that support is available to help you achieve your goal.