7 Reasons To Cut Back On Alcohol In 2016

Drinking is a social activity that can lead to a great time, but also a very messy night. Some of us have much better control with our drinking habits than others, and it can be way too easy to get carried away when you’re out with friends and having fun. There are benefits of taking a break from alcohol, or at least drastically cutting back — here are just a few of them:

  1. You’ll cut back on calories. Not only are you saving yourself the calories that are contained in that tiny bottle of beer or fizzy fruit drink, but you’re also saving yourself from the drunk munchies. You know that burning desire for pizza or entire platter of french fries after a long night of drinking? If you cut back on alcohol, you’ll also be cutting back on the extra pounds that come with it.
  2. You’ll save money. Multiple nights of going out and drinking with your friends add up and take a huge toll on your bank account. Again, you’re probably not just drinking — you’re likely spending money of food, too. Just think about how much you’ll be saving if you keep away from the alcohol for a while. Think about those bills you have to pay and how much more money you’ll have to put towards more important things.
  3. You’ll keep your judgement intact. Have you ever thought about how many poor decisions you’ve made due to alcohol? Well, try not to, because I’m sure it’s too many to count. Without the influence of booze, you won’t be regretting that text to your ex or even waking up in a stranger’s bed. Keep a clear head in 2016 and make some better life decisions, minus the alcohol.
  4. You’ll get better sleep. Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up without a hangover? When you cut out drinking, guess what you won’t have to worry about in the morning? Save yourself the headache and cut back on the drinking. You’ll enjoy sleep much more.
  5. You’ll be more productive. Instead of wasting your Tuesday night on random night of drinking, you’ll have the time to do something more productive instead. Don’t get peer-pressured by your friends if you were really planning on doing laundry that night. Save your days to take care of those annoying errands that have been on your to-do list for the past few weeks.
  6. You’re less susceptible to getting sick. When I say sick, I don’t mean sick from vomiting. Another side effect of drinking too much is that it significantly lowers your immune system to the point where you’re extremely vulnerable to getting a cold, especially during the winter months when everyone is already sneezing and coughing all over the place.
  7. You’re protecting your organs. Excessive drinking does much more than just a bad hangover. It damages your liver, brain, and many other vital internal organs that can take a beating after years of alcohol abuse. Doing a cleanse can give your body time to repair and rid itself of the toxins caused by drinking.
Lindsey is a Digital Advertising Professional and Freelance Writer based in New York City. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and drinking ridiculous amounts of coffee. Follow her on Twitter @lindseyruns