I sense a shudder in the force of the community - surely that ‘dry’ nonsense was done and dusted back in January?
So I did dry January and it was dismal. At the time I reckoned it would be a lot easier when the sun was out and life was not so miserable. So the health reasons are still there, and here I am needing a lifestyle change.
Plan is to do a LOT more hill walking, and a lot LESS alcohol - except for Sunday evening at the pub 'cos moderation not celibacy. AND I / we have learned from the January experience - there are indeed drinkable low alc beers - yet sadly wines not so much.
Sounds like a good plan. Never bought into dry January, we need some kind of small pleasures to get through those cold and dark evenings. Will be interested to know how it goes.
I’m doing dry mid week, 3-4 days, with some exceptions. Going ok so far.
I’ve often though June was a better option than January. Long evenings, all the better for walking/cycling/gardening etc and as you say much easier to keep the spirits up. And no Burns’ night. It’s also a shorter month - every day counts (although this doesn’t apply to February, for the same reasons as avoiding a dry Jan, plus it’s my birthday).