It's almost all over. Today is officially my last day of FebFast. What a rollercoaster ride the last month has been.
From rocky beginnings, I think I have come a long way in the last 28 days. For one thing, I've caught up on 10 years of sleep deprivation. I've been inducted in to the strange and wonderful world of early morning singing spinners. I have even developed a taste for yoga and meditation as an alternative means of finding that weekend feeling.
For those of you following my journey and perhaps considering a similar undertaking, I would certainly recommend that you give it a go. Despite any difficulties, it's been a really refreshing and rewarding experience. To make your journey a little easier, I have put together some lessons that I have learnt along my wine-less way. Enjoy!
Which leads me to wonder what kind of world we would live in if everyone went on a booze ban. Just imagine people sitting around bars and cafes on a Saturday morning, bright-eyed and alert, devouring books with their eggs and exercising like demons.
Everyone would have so much more free time at his or her disposal to read, reflect and build. Surely, in such circumstances we would be light-years ahead of our time in terms of technology. I imagine we would be driving hovercrafts to work, catching flying buses and maybe even have found a cure for cancer.
Unfortunately I can't convince the world's population to pull the plug on pints but I can urge everyone to think twice before reaching for that second or third drink.
I will certainly be changing my wayward ways by minimising my alcohol consumption and maintaining some of the good habits I picked up along my journey. From now on I'll be aiming to balance being sociable with maintaining a healthy body and mind, as well as reducing my reliance on wine to unwind.
For more information about how to limit your alcohol consumption, go to http://www.cutyourcancerrisk.org.au/how/limit-alcohol.html
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