Why I’m Drinking Less This NYE

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In NYEs past, I’ve allowed myself to overindulge in wine and martinis (Grey Goose, dirty, up, please).

Quick brain lesson: We have an adult brain – the one that thinks about tomorrow morning – and we have a toddler brain – the one that wants instant gratification.

If I’m being honest, it’s fun and relaxing to allow my toddler brain to make my choices for me all night.

It takes less effort.

It takes less thought.

This year, I’m choosing to consciously choose how many drinks I will allow myself.

Sure, I’m going to feel energized and refreshed on January 1st when I wake up.

And sure, I’ll be happy with the number on the scale because I would have not consumed alcohol sugar calories or the food I unconsciously ate to “soak up the alcohol.”

And also sure, I won’t start my day piecing together last night, and being embarrassed of my behavior.

But that’s not why I’m doing it.

I’m doing it because I want to grow from the experience of delegating NYE to my adult brain, instead of handing my toddler brain the reigns.

Because I want to practice allowing the urge to drink without answering it.

And because I want to see how much fun I can have when I’m conscious and engaged and connecting with those around me.

See you on the other side, friends.

Happy New Year.

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