Why I'm Giving Up Alcohol For A Year - Could You Do It?

Did you have a dry January? I considered it but then I decided to do a dry year. Wonna know why? Watch the video now and maybe it will inspire you to do the same….

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I love wine....

I love cocktails...

I love a cold beer on a sunny day...

So why give up alcohol for a year?

It had been playing on my mind for a while and I couldn't kid myself any longer. Even with just one drink, I'm not my best self the following day.

So here began my own personal experiment.

What do you think?

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Lydia Kimmerling

Life Coach, Spiritual Teacher, Speaker, The Happiness Explorer

Hey, I'm Lydia Kimmerling I am MAD, CRAZY, PASSIONATE about helping you to create a life you're super excited to wake up to. Being happy...ish, inspired...ish and fulfilled...ish is never quite enough, is it? When you feel like there is "more" out there for you, it's because there is. A life where you can't remember the last time you worried, stressed or doubted yourself and your friends ask you "What's your secret?" because you GLOW, SPARKLE and SHINE. That can be you and I will show you how. I got my first television job at 17, ran my own restaurant in Panama at 22, taught Hip Hop in Cornwall at 26, was cabin crew for Virgin Atlantic at 28, coached CEO's on confidence at 29, then at 30 took the leap as a certified life & business coach with The International Coaching Federation to launch my very own transformational company called The Happiness Explorer. I am a master of change, so I can tell you that there is NEVER really anything to fear, but has it always been easy? NO! I have blocks, down days and self-doubt too, life doesn't stop throwing you curve balls, it's how you catch the ball and throw it back that changes. Plus, you never know until you try, right? At 32, I now know what the key is to waking up every single day excited about the life you live. It is to know yourself inside and out and to love every part of who you are.The more you know yourself, the more of you there is to love and the more you love yourself, the more you want to give yourself a life you love. The question is…What do you really want?


Go to the profile of Alice Jamieson Matthews
over 5 years ago
You've inspired me, I'm going to do it too x
Go to the profile of Juan Antonio
over 5 years ago
I gave up for a month before, and felt great. But fell back into old routines. I am going to try again now. thanks
Go to the profile of Anni Kasukup
over 5 years ago
can't remember when I had alcohol the last time.. it's several years now. but that's easier if you don't like the taste and its effect on the body anyway...
Go to the profile of Mark Cuddy
over 5 years ago
Good luck. If giving it up improves your well-being I wish all the success in the world. I gave up eating meat over a year ago and the health benefits have been unbelievable. Last year I also cut down my coffee intake to one strong cup in the morning and I broke the habit of coffee, coffee, coffee, I need coffee. I might give up cask ale (my poison) one day but we'll wait and see. Good luck with your challenge, you may inspire people to follow suit.
Go to the profile of Christopher Jeavons
over 5 years ago