Alcohol or not to alcohol that is the question….  I can take it or leave it as I drank a fair amount in my teens and early twenties.  Having the fortunate advantage of a sweet tooth limits the choice of what to drink!

When I (rarely) go to a pub and watch people who have consumed several alcoholic drinks and start slurring their words, or swearing to show their feelings, and worse!, I’m reminded that there’s a few distinct advantages to not drinking at all or having only one alcoholic drink….

  1. I’m in control of what I do.  I’ll remember what I have said and done.  Alcohol doesn’t control what I say or do.

2) It isn’t necessary for me to have alcohol to laugh or communicate confidently with people, be it friends or strangers.

3) I can dance, walk or run and not fall over without alcohol – haha – well that’s the plan anyway!

4. No after-effects – no sickness or hangovers so the following day isn’t a right-off for recovery.

5) I save a ton of money – let’s face it – alcohol is expensive.  I nearly dropped through the floor when I bought a friend a large white wine for around £5 or £6 – that price per litre is sickening and would pay for a nice roast chicken meal or several veggy curries!

6) When I have an alcoholic drink, it feels like a treat instead of an everyday routine drink.

7) I’m looking after my body and brain.  A healthy body with occasional treats will look after me if I look after it.

8) My breath doesn’t stink during the evening or the morning after.

9) I can drive a car when I don’t drink alcohol.  Saves on taxi fares.

10) I don’t slur my words.

Well that’s my 10 advantages so far quickly reeled off! …I wonder if you can think of any others?

I don’t claim to being a saint.  I drink alcohol occasionally when I really want to enjoy one drink and I eat treats like sweets and chips sometimes.  But what I do believe in is it’s not necessary to drink alcohol to have a really great night (or day) out.  I can be happy without alcohol and I love the fact that if I look like a mad person people will know that this is me.

A genuine person.

Instead of a person who has alcohol controlling her!

Laughter may well be the best alternative drink!

To chat about how Laughter Yoga can help you please call Sara on 07974778091 or email HAPPY@SERIOUSLAUGHTER.CO.UK