Advice On Giving Up Alcohol....
* I felt lighter, more free, when I did not celebrate "it's five o'clock somewhere." I'm not saying I'll never have another cocktail, but it will not be more a thing of the day. For all the reasons you write above. Beautiful. To post. I like the sincere rawness ... Thank you for having the courage to stop. Thank you for being brave enough to share. Your obedience helps us to obey too.
* Begin by drinking with friends to drink gradually alone and feel lonely in ourselves. It can become a vehicle by which we feed a void, a punishment and a penance. A kind of self-mortification socially accepted. It can certainly become anything. Stopping drinking is just part of the process of choice, "My sober, tempered self is fine and does not need to be empowered by another vehicle to be friendly or to have fun.
* One of the saddest things in our current culture for me is the big woohoo bragging done by popular Christians / speakers / writers on social media about their drinking. It excites me and I can only imagine how that weakens their influence among the lost. I was raised in a christian house. Parent did not drink. I did not think much of it before my last year of high school. . I was a "social drinker" from 18 years old.
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* According to the research, alcohol consumption increases the brain waves that usually occur when you are awake. In normal deep sleep, the cerebral activity is in delta waves. Consuming alcohol causes brain activity during sleep to occur in alpha waves. Alpha waves are usually only visible in the cerebral activity when we are awake, but we rest. We all know that sleeping on the couch is not the same as having a good night's sleep, so it's no surprise that people who drink regularly feel tired and tired. during the day.
* Nobody does it with coffee, for example. Because we have never made coffee a big spiritual problem. And in circles where drinking alcohol is not an enormous spiritual problem, as with most Catholics, it's the same as coffee. Some people like it and take a cup. Some people do not do it. And no one is worried about it. The same goes for a glass of wine or beer in my husband's Catholic family and among the staff of the Catholic school I worked with - I have it or not.
* God's journey with each of us is individual and our walk is a journey. We are not suddenly perfect and without sin or inadequacy when we are saved - the Holy Spirit leads us and guides us to become like Jesus on the way. The failure of the church is that it has tried to make itself the Holy Spirit and the judge and jury in the life of its members - to judge and condemn instead of disciplining, to set an example and love others to Jesus.
* While your body will have adjusted after a week of not drinking, there may be some psychological effects of detox that last longer. Some people report feelings of anger and aggression, general anxiety and depression, nightmares and difficulty sleeping, and even a decrease in libido. This is partly because alcohol consumption affects neurotransmitters that are involved in mood, such as serotonin.
* We often prefer instant gratification. Stop drinking is no exception. The long-term benefits are to save your health and well-being anyway please note sarcasm, so here are 4 short-term benefits we can all relate to Abandoning alcohol must be a priority in your life. A partial commitment is a commitment to failure. Set rules and do not break them. Say no to the night, say no to selling on six-packs, and say no to the devil on your shoulder telling yourself it's just a drink.
In this video I discuss how alcohol affects the body, and some of the side effects of alcohol in the human body. I go through the path of alcohol in the body, the …