How To Have Fun At Holiday Parties Without Drinking Alcohol
Having Fun Just Being Sober
Do you know how to have fun at Holiday parties without drinking alcohol? Christmas and New Years are coming up within the next couple of weeks and there will be many Holiday parties throughout the world.
For anyone that has had and problem with drinking alcohol, and has stopped drinking alcohol lately or even years ago,still wonder how hard will it be for them to get through the Holidays without one drink of alcohol.
I know for myself, that question always remains in the back of my mind, especially during the Holidays.
When someone that had a drinking problem and abused alcohol for years, than they decided that it was time to change and sober up, this is the question they think to themselves. "Can I make it through the Holidays one more years without drinking alcohol?"
It is a rough road out there when you are so used to partying it up during the Holidays with family and friends, and then all of sudden you realize you made a pack with yourself that you would never drink alcohol again and are now living the life of sobriety.
What to Remember When You Are Tempted to Drink
Here are a few things I remember when the urge comes to drink alcohol during the Holidays and I know I can not, for I know what will happen if I did. Yes, relapse, just like anyone that has had an alcohol problem and stopped drinking.
- I remember how hard I worked to get to the point of long term sobriety.
- I remember how I acted while drinking alcohol.
- I remember how I became distant from all those that didn't drink alcohol, and hid in my own little world.
- I remember how afraid I was to drive home from that Holiday party, worrying about being pulled over for drinking and driving, but you what, just as so many people drink and drive, the alcohol makes us have no fear to drive home. Remember saying these words, "I can make it home and make it safely."
- Think of how you would feel the morning after if you broke and took that drink or drinks of alcohol at that Holiday party.
- Think to yourself, this is only another day even though the word Holiday is associated with that particular day. It isn't any different than any other day in the week, except a gathering of many people all in the same place to celebrate the Holiday.
Non Alcoholic Drinks for the Holidays
Couldn't Wait to Party for the Holidays
Yes, so true, many people prepare way in advance to get that party together and have a great time drinking and eating to wee hours in the morning, but what happens if you stopped drinking alcohol? can you have just as much fun or even more than you would if you were drinking alcohol?
I was one of those that couldn't wait to host a party or go to someone house during the Holidays and drink and eat on their dime. Free food and free drinks, Oh ya, that sounds wonderful right.
Do you know how you act when you have drank too much alcohol? Well from experience, we act a little funny and as the night goes by we start to make a total ass our ourselves, because many of us that have a drinking problem just don't when enough is enough. Does that sound familiar to you?
I used to have fun drinking at Holiday parties and was told how funny I was until I took that one drink of alcohol that put me over the edge, from be funny and laughing to being a total ass and making a fool out of myself by the end of the night.
Now since I have been sober over three years now, I have been told at these Holiday parties that people thought I was funny when i drank, but I was much more funny being sober.
When you are one that doesn't drink at a party you see with your sober eyes just how people start to go downhill slowly while they have drink after drink throughout the night.
At least if you are sober and don't drink alcohol you and I can get into a car and drive home with not a worry in the world of being pulled over for drinking and driving. What a wonderful feeling that is, to know you are a responsible person and treasure your life and others that are on the road while you are.
You can have non-alcoholic drinks, coffee, water and soda and have more fun than if you were drunk and acting like a fool and the best part of all of this is that in the morning you will feel refreshed, happy and ready to get your day going, rather than waking up with a massive hangover! That alone is worth not drinking alcohol during that Holiday party!
Having fun during a Holiday party is very easy. (JUST BE YOURSELF) and believe me you will be the life of the party.
Get your non alcoholic drink, coffee, tea, soda, etc and some great food and just talk and socialize as you would if your were drinking, but this time is a sober way.
© 2012 Mark Bruno