There will always be something — in the winter there will be holiday parties, family gatherings, New Year’s Eve celebrations. In the summer there will be pool and beach parties, backyard BBQ’s and school will be out so “your routine will be off.” In the spring there will be work events, travel, that one-oh-so-unique-event-of-a-lifetime or whatever. In the Fall there could be a particularly stressful time, a funeral, relationship hardship, job change/loss, unexpected news. A friend will come to visit who you haven’t seen for a long time and you always drink when you get together.
These reasons, seasons, events and emotions happen every single day of the calendar year. Point being, we can always find a reason in a certain season or have an event to attend or be feeling a hard emotion any day of the year — December, March, July, October, it doesn’t matter. What matters is when you decide that today is the day you will stop.
There will never be a ‘good’ time to stop drinking, but any day of the year is a ‘perfect’ time to stop drinking.
For more on this topic. Listen to my interview on The Truth About Alcohol Podcast.
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