It is still crazy for me to say that I’m 25. Some days I feel like I am still so young while and other days I feel like I’m so much older than I actually am. Specifically those Friday nights in, playing board games and watching movies (#grandmastatus). And yet, there’s something about those nights staying in that is much more appealing to me than nights out partying. I would choose a relaxed night in with a couple glasses of wine over binge drinking shots at a bar anytime.
Over the last year, the appeal of binge drinking has completely diminished for me. Waking up early on Saturdays for morning yoga and a day of productivity is so much better than laying in bed hungover until the afternoon. Feeling refreshed and revived after the weekend is the best way to start a new week. Maybe it’s just that my hangovers have gotten absolutely horrible, or maybe it’s my newfound love for feeling healthy, centered, and level headed.
While it is sometimes a struggle, the last couple months of committing to working out, eating healthy(ier), and focusing on creating the best me has lead me to clarity when it comes to drinking. I would much rather spend time with friends enjoying each others’ company fully focused and in the moment. And after talking about the topic more and more with friends, I’m slowly finding that actually quite a lot of people agree with me. Because what’s the point of one night out when it makes you feel awful for the next few days?
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t me giving up drinking. It’s saying goodbye to binge drinking, not all drinking. I still love a few good craft beers, or a couple glasses of wine. And believe me, I won’t be giving up my beloved G+Ts. This is just me saying goodbye to shots, chugs, and mixed drinks. Because don’t we all want to feel our best all the time?