4 Ways to Cut Down on Drinking

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If you are thinking of trying to boost your health by reducing your alcohol intake, you are certainly not alone. Many people each year go through a process of trying to cut down, and a lot of them succeed with it in the long term. It is not always easy to do, but it is always something that you can aim for, and if you are worried about how much you are drinking then it is really worth your while.

In this post, we are going to take you through some advice on what you can do to cut down on your drinking more effectively. Let’s take a look.

1. Aim For Alcohol-Free Days

A good first step for many people is to aim for some alcohol-free days each week. If you have been drinking daily recently, then this is going to be a good way to start cutting down, and you might find that it is a necessary first step.

If you like, you can schedule out the days when you are going to drink and not drink, or you can just make sure that you avoid a certain number of days per week. In any case, it’s going to help.

2. Replace A Drink With Alcohol-Free Versions

Another good option is to simply replace your drink with an alcohol-free alternative. If the main thing that you enjoy from the drink is simply the experience of sitting down to have it, then that is something you should be able to still get from just replacing it with an alcohol-free version.

There is a wider range of these than ever before right now, from low alcohol beers to alcohol free spritz drinks and more. So you can definitely easily stock up on these kinds of drinks and have those instead.

3. Hang Out With Different People

Sometimes the thing that makes it hard to cut down on something is that you are always spending time with those who still do it. And if your friendship group is mainly based around people who like to drink alcohol, then you will find that hanging out with different people is a great way to make sure of this being a lot easier to achieve and more successful.

It doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to those people, but at least for now you can try to spend your time with others instead while you try to cut down.

4. Pursue Healthy Hobbies

Often, all you really need to do for this to work is to make sure that you have some kind of hobby to pursue. If you are going for some healthy hobbies that are enjoyable and good for you, then that is something that can really help you to enjoy your life a lot more on a daily basis, while also ensuring that you can easily become healthier and happier.

It’s just generally a really good idea to make sure that you pursue these kinds of things, and it will make cutting down on drinking so much easier.

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Until next time, thanks for reading.

Helen, Nial, Lewis and Mason


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