Taking a break from drinking, even just for a few weeks or a month, can help you to feel more energized and revived. According to Healthline, a break from alcohol doesn't just have physical benefits, but also mental ones.
Alcohol in moderation can be fine, but if you feel that your drinking habit has gotten out of your control, then it may be time for you to take a break. If this sounds tough for you, don't worry, there are ways to make it easier.
Assess Your Relationship with Alcohol
To better understand your motivations and purpose for choosing this option, ask yourself the following questions. Although it may be challenging to be honest when it comes to this subject, try to answer these questions truthfully and without judgment.
- How often and how much am I drinking?
- What are the reasons I drink?
- How do I feel before I drink?
- How do I feel afterward?
- How does alcohol affect my social relationships?
- Do I get to work on time?
- Am I hungover a lot?
- Do I find myself thinking about alcohol?
Your answers should give you greater insight into your current situation, which can help you stick with your decision to take a break.