New Year, New You – Stop Drinking Resolution

A close-up of a calendar. The 18th of the month is circled in red to represent a stop drinking resolution.
Making a Stop Drinking Resolution is common in the new year.

People make many more resolutions than they keep. Quitting drinking is hard, and in some cases harder than a goal like ‘lose weight’ or ‘run a marathon’. It’s harder because a Stop Drinking Resolution is a choice you need to keep making. If I make a goal to lose weight and weigh myself on February 1st, 5 pounds lighter than I was on January 1st, then I can say ‘DONE’ and go back to eating chips and ice cream for breakfast. If I run 42 km, regardless of how fast, I can say I ran a marathon and post a selfie on social media for all to see.

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