Thoughts on Drinking Less 🍻

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I didn’t have any alcohol for the first nine months of 2019. And despite the fact that consuming more than seven drinks per week decreases your life expectancy, I didn’t stop because I went on a health kick.

I stopped because I started taking an acne drug called Accutane that you’re not supposed to drink on.

I’ve never been a big drinker, but I worried about whether I’d feel uncomfortable in social drinking environments. I also worried about how I could avoid the dreaded question of “why aren’t you drinking?”

I quickly realized that “faux drinking” (sparkling water + ice + a lime) solved both of these issues.

And after having multiple “party until 7 am nights” completely sober, I became comfortable hanging with other people who were heavily drinking.

I now rarely drink because it helps me to be more productive, I feel healthier, and it hasn’t negatively affected my social life.

If you’re interested in drinking less, a sober month is a great place to start! 🤙

I've been building digital businesses, wandering the world, and writing about optimizing life for freedom since early 2017. My mission is to lower the barrier for people who want to live with more freedom: whether that be as an entrepreneur, a digital nomad, an early retiree, or just as someone who wants to live a happiness-driven life.