Why You Should Not Drink Alcohol; Or why I dont drink Alcohol, Find your Reason


Why I don’t drink alcohol this question comes to me every single day almost and then I figured it out in a broadway while thinking about all the possible ways of not drinking alcohol one of the reason is religious as well being Muslim I am not allowed to drink alcohol at all but there are several Muslims who drink and I don’t mind them drinking at all as it’s their personal choice to follow their religion and heart altogether but I have my other reasons as well of not drinking alcohol at all. But these points below is from another guy with whom I shared some points of not drinking and I really can relate to all below points of not drinking somewhere somehow some points is absolutely my reason not to drink. So I am happy to share these real-time thoughts of not drinking alcohol it might give you some reason to quit or to think at least about it once.

1) Disrupts My Creativity

I know Hemingway drank like a fish. I know the stereotype of artists is to “delve into the creative realms” through drink, drugs, etc. I am the complete opposite of that.

I treat my creativity like I treat lifting weights. I do it every day. I do it whether I feel creative or not. I do it this way because I know that creativity is a muscle, and if left to the undisciplined nature of “I’ll do it when I feel like it,” I’ll never do it. Because creativity is hard.

When I drink, my creative process is disrupted. I wake up the next day, hungover, and I miss a morning of writing. I go out that night and miss all the wonderful moments of humor, awkwardness, discomfort, and joy—or can’t remember them—because I am too drunk. Everything in life that you experience is fuel for creativity. This is my primary focus. So just like the gym, why would I put anything in my body that, more often than not, has a negative effect on my creative process?

2) Expensive

I’m not quite rolling millions yet, boys. I spend so much money on food because of how I lift that the idea of adding on another $30/50/100 in drinks on top of my current tabs is cringe-worthy. Drinks add up.

3) Attracts The Wrong Type Of People

I don’t drink, ever. So if I go out and hold a drink in my hand, I attract others that want to vibe over that “shared interest.” But that’s not what I really want to be doing. I would rather spend my time in more productive places. And I’ve found by not drinking, I attract other people who feel the same, and then we go and hang out at a cool art exhibit and talk about neat things like travel and culture and accept we are nerds together.

4) Waste Of Time

Very rarely do I go out and feel like it was time amazingly well spent.  I’ll go out every once in a while.  I’ll celebrate big occasions.  I’ll be out all night for friend’s bachelor parties or birthday parties.  But most weekends, I don’t go out.  It’s a waste of time.  I would much rather compound all those Friday nights towards something I am interested in—and the truth is, that’s how real growth happens.  While everyone else is killing brain cells, I’m learning.  That’s not me “bragging” by any means—trust me, I have wished for many years that I enjoyed the simplicity of pounding shots at a bar until4 AM.  But the truth is, that’s not who I am.  I like learning.  That’s where I find pleasure. And it just so happens that that practice is how you get good at stuff—by doing it over and over again.

5) Forces Better Interactions/Adventures

Especially as a mid-20-something, but it also extends well into “adulthood,” drinking is the safe option.  Want to go out for drinks?  Let’s meet up for drinks.  How about we grab a drink?  It’s the safe, easy option.  By not drinking, I am forced to find and welcome other people to do something different.  For example, Nobody invites me to go out when they’re headed to the bar.  Whatever, I’ll turn them down 9/10 times anyway (although it’s always nice to be invited, I suppose).  But when people WILL call me up is when they’re going to the gym, going to yoga, going to an art exhibit, going out to dinner, etc.  Those sound like much more fun and meaningful ways to spend my time.

6) Works Against Your Health

If I’m going to eat healthily and spend the time I do to learn about nutrition, why on earth would I consciously pollute my body?  I haven’t eaten fast food in who knows how many years.  So if I’m that unwilling to put a double cheeseburger from McDonald’s in my body, why would I be any more willing to do shots of Jameson?  People confuse this with going out binge-drinking and then the next morning doing a field trip to the local judiciary to “cleanse.”  That’s not a solution, and eventually, your body will get upset with you.

7) Bad Poops

I don’t know about you, but alcohol poops are never enjoyable.

8) Takes Me Out Of The Moment

People think alcohol puts them more “at the moment.”  Ok, yes, in a sense.  But how much more valuable in life is it to be able to get there by yourself, without the aid of alcohol?  This is the deeper part of my practice I don’t talk about a lot, but I will share here: Every single moment in life is an opportunity to practice something.  Practice being open, practice being a better listener, practice being present and aware, etc.  And one of the best ways I have found to practice being present is to be in situations where everyone else is “getting there” with the use of a drink, and then to see if I can get there without it.  If I can let go completely, get out of my head, be willing to approach any girl, be willing to dance wildly in a club, be willing to surrender to the moment without alcohol, imagine how many other moments in life I can relax into that same feeling.  That’s such a monumental lesson and is where you find the roots of your own confidence and self-trust, knowing that you can open yourself to the world in any and every situation.  For me, I have found that this takes an extreme amount of practice, and every time I go out and am offered a drink, I am given the choice to either practice this or revert to what is “easy.”

Nobody learns anything of value from the easy road.  Real lessons are learned by taking the path less traveled—whatever that means for you.