Alcohol steals happiness from tomorrow.
Not only does it steal it, but it makes you pay it back, with interest.
It’s the worst kind of lender, offering you the worst kind of deal.
In these uncertain times, we talk a lot about the cost of different things… but there’s never much chatter about the cost of ‘borrowing’ certain feelings from booze.
You’ll pay a high price for the feelings you hope alcohol will deliver.
That’s what this video is all about.
A costly loan
Every single feeling you hope alcohol will provide you with, you will pay for by experiencing the opposite emotion later on. You want to drink to feel happy? Fine. But in a few hours you won’t feel that, you’ll be withdrawing from alcohol and feeling bad.
You want to drink to feel calm? Fine – but later on you won’t feel calm at all. You’ll have that morning-after hangxiety, the horrible mixture of alcohol-induced anxiety, a hangover and whatever else was making you feel anxious in the first place.
An inferior experience
The really big rip-off is that when you ‘borrow’ feelings from alcohol, all it can lend you is a poor-quality imitation. For example, the relaxation that you think you get with drinking, is never quite as good as the true bliss that comes from being genuinely relaxed.
The sense of connection you might experience with someone when you’re both drinking is never quite as meaningful as the connection you create when you’re both fully present and truly in the moment.
Work out what it’s costing you
If you’ve been looking at your monthly outgoings recently, why not take a moment to look at what alcohol is costing you financially and mentally?
Take note of what alcohol is costing you in cold, hard cash – it’ll be more than you think. Then look at the cost to your wellbeing. In uncertain times, your mental health is more important than ever. No matter what’s going on in your life, drinking won’t help. It doesn’t change anything or make it easier to deal with.
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