Jim Damico, 126
Don’t get me wrong, cutting out drinking isn’t an easy task. Booze is deeply imbedded in our culture. Grabbing a drink with a friend or a date is second nature. And in todays society, fun equals a wild night out where everyone gets nice and tipsy. Drinking has become cool and movies such as The Hangover, Project X and 21 and Over only drive the notion that getting “F*cked up” is the only way to have a good time.
Drinking seems to be done exponentially, here in Thailand, as we are far from home and our normal support structure. Even Thai culture puts a lot of emphasis on drinking. And lets face it, living and working in a foreign culture is stressful. So it would also be natural to use alcohol to take the edge off, but it might be doing more harm than it helps.
Here are 5 reasons that may convince you to embrace a more sober life. Especially, if you are someone who is totally over his or her college party days, but might be having a hard time shaking the occasional, regretful booze binge-night in Bangkok.
1) You’ll remember your experiences
No more waking up wondering why there is a half-eaten sushi boat on your living room table and Dance Dance Revolution playing full volume on your iPhone! Or worse, finding embarrassing drunk photos of yourself on your Instagram feed. Sober nights are so much easier to remember, and remembering things is fun.
2) No more throwing away your money
Alcohol is not only expensive, but nights out, on the whole, are pricey. With cabs, admission, and the inevitable late night pizza order, drinking nights can create a dent in your finances.
3) Goodbye hangovers
You won’t be dealing with the infamous feeling of nausea and a killer migraine followed by the comfort of greasy food and Netflix. You’ll start appreciating waking up fresh, clearheaded, and ready to start your day.
4) Here comes a stronger immune system
When booze gets the boot, immune functions gets boosted! Liquor wears away the lining of your esophagus (yuck!) and makes it easier for viruses to work their way in. So ditch the drinks, and you won’t be stricken by so many colds and viruses.
5) You’ll look fresher
Alcohol damages your liver, the organ that filters out toxins from your body. It can also dehydrate your skin at an alarming level. Saying bye bye to booze retains your healthy, natural glow and prevents your skin from aging prematurely.
I have edited and giving my personal take on an original article written and published on BodyRock.tv Fine the original article at http://www.bodyrock.tv/life/5-reasons-cutting-alcohol-life-worth