Another weekend nearly over, with plenty of people posting on facebook about their hangovers, and I have remained dry…
I do feel like I have a bit more energy, time and motivation to get things done. As well as walks in the snow, yoga and cello practice I’ve been cleaning, tidying, sorting and getting rid of things (videos!! records!!) I’ve been meaning to get around to for years.
I suppose it’s all a way of letting go of things that I no longer have a use for, that have served their purpose and I have been keeping but don’t actually need. Living with accumulated clutter, like drinking, drains your energy.
I would normally have had some alcohol, maybe a couple of cans of cider or large glasses of wine, and more if I was out, on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It’s a habit, more than anything. Do I really need it, especially if I’m staying in? I think these last three alcohol-free weekends have proved that I don’t. I haven’t missed it as such, it just feels different. As 6 units of alcohol for a woman (8 for a man) in one day is technically a binge, it’s a positive difference to cut it out.
Here’s a video I came across of a lesser-known song by the excellent Massive Attack, portraying a young, seemingly-professional woman on a serious drinking binge. I think it’s very powerful and may even be shocking for some people. I’ve seen people drinking like this, pouring vodka down their neck as if it was water. Those of us with direct or indirect personal experience of addiction may recognise the desire for oblivion portrayed so hauntingly.
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