5 reasons I’m giving up drinking alcohol for 100 days

You’ve got me – this article might have been inspired during a raging hangover mid-week whilst I was hunched over my desk in my office during my lunch break trying to force some food down and remember exactly what happened the night before.

We’ve all been there, and it sucks. This time though, the “I’m never going to drink again” speech is actually going to happen. I’ve decided to give up drinking for the next 100 days, and here’s why:

5 reasons I'm giving up drinking alcohol for 100 days | UK Lifestyle Blog

You’ll immediately have more money

This is by far the easiest way to save for that new car or even just to treat yourself to a massage once a month. It’s incredible the amount of month we willingly just drink away on a night out.

I’ve worked out an average of how much I used to spend on alcohol and will be putting it into a pot, so that after I’ve completed my 100 days, I can treat myself to something special.

Your skin will look great

I hear people all the time talking about how much they are spending on serums and cosmetic creams to help them achieve flawless skin, but they spend so much time poisoning it in the first place.

Sometimes it’s not about adding more, it’s about taking away exactly what’s bad for us. It’s a bit like going on a diet – it doesn’t matter how many low calorie meals you have if you eat cake every morning.

No more embarrassing stories

Everybody hates that feeling in the morning when you wake up and start remembering conversations or what you’ve done the night before. Or worse, when you don’t remember and it has to be retold to you – oh the shame!

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Now not only will you not make a fool of yourself (and if you do, then you’ve not got the vino to blame), but you’ll actually remember all these amazing nights out you’ve had with your friends.

Goodbye hangovers!

Some of the worst days of my life have been down to drinking too much and feeling sorry for myself the next day. It’s hard to believe that some of the darkest times, I only have myself to blame.

You’ll gain back your weekends

There is nothing worse than feeling like you’ve not had a weekend because you’ve spent the entire time (that you remember..) with your head down a toilet or lying in bed trying to keep your water down.

The older, the more precious my weekends become. I dedicate so much time to my work during the week, this should really be a time for me to relax after a long week. Especially with summer coming up, there is so many adventures I need to tick off my list.

Author: Sam Charles

Meet Sam, the creator behind UK lifestyle blog, Strawberry Squeeze πŸ“ Sam is a newlywed living in Cornwall studying her PgDip in Strategic Direction and Leadership with the Chartered Management Institute πŸ•πŸ° She's also the Founder + Director of multi-award-winning SEO & PPC agency, Float Digital ✨

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  • What a brilliant idea, but why just 100 days? I have limited my alcohol intake since quitting sugar last year in May and the compliments I get are worth not having the alcohol….. Unfortunately alcohol does spoil the next day, good luck on your journey!!

    • I’ll hopefully be doing it for much longer, but I like to set achievable goals, as opposed to thinking they are unrealistic and giving up prematurely. Oh wow, I’ve always wanted to try giving up sugar, but I’m not sure I’d be any good at it, also I would really struggle giving up natural sugar xo