Mindful Drinking: Prepare for Dry July & Transform Your Life
Updated: Aug 23
Following in the footsteps of Dry January and Sober October, the upcoming Dry July serves as encouragement to take a break from your regular social and drinking habits. It is a term coined in Australia and has now become an integral part of the mindful drinking movement, a movement that has illuminated the dependency on intoxication in our lifestyles and in turn helping people fight back.
What is Dry July?
The Health and Wellness movement has taken off around the world and people are getting more out of their lives. An opportunity to take a break and reset your relationship with alcohol could prove to be one of the most impactful decisions you will make this year.
As daunting as this might sound, it offers up irrefutably powerful benefits for both your
body and your mind. When practicing abstinence from alcohol, you are essentially
eliminating high levels of toxins (and intoxication) to your body.
The important thing to remember is that even small steps in the right direction are better than no steps at all. It’s called Restoring Balance, and it’s the ethos that we live by at ABSTINENCE.
Making more mindful drinking choices does not have to mean you are missing out on all of the complexity of social occasions and interactions. In fact, you are taking back tomorrow by smashing your goals.
Benefits of embracing Dry July
Some of the most resounding, scientifically-proven benefits of a short bout of Abstinence include:
Better quality sleep
Heathier and better-hydrated skin
Loss of weight
Lower Blood Glucose Levels
Decrease in Cholesterol
Improved Mental Health
Even more, promising to know, is that the abovementioned benefits start kicking in from as little as 1 week of Abstinence.
Won’t abstaining from alcohol make me want to drink even more?
Overall, people tend to improve their relationship with alcohol in the six months following a dry month. This means that through regular, dedicated mindful months (Dry January, Dry July, Sober October) you are restoring the balance in your lifestyle, social interactions, and your health. Many people choose to designate a certain number of sober days, or have occasional sober weeks going forward. It’s a transformative experience with giant ripple effect of better choices.
Taking a month off alcohol doesn’t mean you have to settle for belittling mocktails, fruit
punches, or soft drinks. Take the journey of abstinence with ABSTINENCE NON-ALCOHOLIC SPIRITS & AND APERITFS and rethink your next drink.
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