As I mentioned last week, I’m reviving #100WordsonSaturday here. Every week, I’ll be writing 100 words to bring awareness to some causes, issues, special days. Last Saturday, was World Introvert Day and I wrote about Introvert Power. This week, I want to share about Dry January.
Why would you stop drinking now? It’s still the holiday season?
Yes, that’s exactly why it’s the best time to do it.
I’ve been reflecting on my childhood. The holiday season was the worst time of the year for me. A party every night at our house. And my parents lurching from one day to the next – drunk or hungover. I don’t want that for my children.
Do they still drink over the holidays?
No. They both died in a car crash on New Year’s night, 25 years ago. My children deserve better.
What Is Dry January?
The holiday season seems to be a time when people seem to think they ‘must’ drink. Binge drinking is a common phenomenon over the holidays. There’s a movement now called Dry January to encourage people to give up alcohol for 31 days. What a great way to start the New Year on a good note!
Dry January, when drinkers aim to abstain from alcohol for a whole month, was designed to “reset” people’s relationship with booze. It’s a period of abstinence many felt they needed in 2021 – the pandemic has led to people drinking more alcohol, according to research from Alcohol Change UK.– BBC
With 1 January, being Human Traffic Awareness Day, #100WordsOnSaturday will focus on this issue next week. Join me, if you like.