Thursday, 28 September 2017

Going Sober for October



October is going to be a pretty big month for me....

The last day of September is also going to be my last day in my current job. I am moving from managing a menswear brand, to managing a rather well known footwear store instead. Something I am extremely excited about. 

As of October 1st I have vowed to start taking better care of myself, exercising regularly and finally getting on top and in control of my irritating IBS. This is going to include cutting out and cutting down on a lot of things I enjoy but I am hoping the benefits to my health, mental health and general well being will outweigh the negatives. (I will be posting more about this as I go).

Not one to do things by halves I was sat on the sofa last night (glass of wine in hand) when I thought to myself what a difference cutting out the booze could do, like I haven't already got enough going on next month. 

Always one to get carried away with myself I immediately put on the group chat that I am going 'sober for October', much to everyone's amusement. So now I HAVE to complete the month without so much as a thimble of prosecco :( 

Now let me get one thing straight, I am by no means an alcoholic, nor would I say I have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, however at the end of a long (usually stressful) day at work I like nothing more than to sit on the sofa in my dressing gown with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.  

I don't drink to get drunk, I don't binge drink, I don't even drink spirits. I drink purely because I enjoy the drink itself, whether it be a glass of sauvy B, a cold beer with a curry or a prosecco or 3 with pizza. (you can't eat pizza without prosecco) 

There's nothing wrong with having a glass... or 2 of wine after work right? After all I've earned it. 

I mean, its not like I drink a lot. I had one yesterday, but that's because it was my day off. And the day before... well I had one because it was my day off tomorrow. Oh and I had 2 on Saturday because.. well it was Saturday! 

O.K maybe going sober for October isn't such a bad idea after all. 

By no means is it going to be easy... I'll keep you posted.


K x
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